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National Crouton Day

Celebrate National Crouton Day with a delicious salad - top it off with some crunchy croutons for the perfect snack or meal!
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May 13
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Introduction

Celebrate National Crouton Day on May 13 by enjoying the crunchy, savory goodness of croutons! This day was created in 2004 to honor one of the most beloved toppings for salads and soups. Croutons are believed to have been first used as far back as ancient Greece, when breads would be broken up into small pieces and flavored with herbs. Today, you can find them in a variety of flavors from classic garlic to cheesy parmesan!

History of National Crouton Day

National Crouton Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>Ancient Greece</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Crouton Origins</div><div class='timeline-text'>Breads were broken up into small pieces and flavored with herbs, creating the earliest form of croutons in ancient Greece.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1800s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>French Influence</div><div class='timeline-text'>The term 'crouton' emerged in France, derived from the French 'croûton', meaning crust or little piece of crust.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1950s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Industrialized Crouton Production</div><div class='timeline-text'>Crouton-making became industrialized, with many companies producing dried, cubed bread packaged and sold specifically as croutons.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2000s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Flavor Innovations</div><div class='timeline-text'>This period saw the introduction of variety of crouton flavors such as garlic, onion, cheese, butter and many more becoming popular household choices.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2004</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Crouton Day established</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Crouton Day was created to honor one of the most beloved toppings for salads and soups.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Crouton Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make your own croutons</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Making homemade croutons is surprisingly simple. You can use any type of bread or even leftover rolls or buns. Cut the bread into cubes and toss with some oil, salt and your favorite herbs or seasonings. Bake for about 15 minutes at 375°F until golden brown.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go out for croutons</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Search online for local restaurants that offer croutons on their menu. Whether it's a salad topped with fresh croutons or an appetizer served with crunchy crouton chips, you can find a variety of dishes featuring this beloved ingredient.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Throw a crouton party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite your friends over for a celebration of all things crouton! Have everyone bring their favorite recipes featuring this crunchy treat and get creative in the kitchen together.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make a crouton cake</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Why not take a classic dessert to the next level by adding some crunch? Make a layer cake and top each layer with crushed croutons instead of frosting to create a unique and delicious treat.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Try different flavors</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Experiment with different flavor combinations when making your own croutons! Add cheese, spices, nuts, dried fruits, or anything else you can think of to make your own signature blend.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Crouton Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Croutons add crunch & texture</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Croutons are the perfect addition to any salad or soup, and give it a much needed crunch. Whether they're plain or flavoured with garlic or herbs, croutons always add a nice layer of texture and flavour that really helps to elevate the dish!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Croutons are simple to make</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Making your own croutons at home is surprisingly easy. All you need is some stale bread, butter, seasonings, and an oven - and voila! You have delicious homemade croutons in no time. Plus, they store well in an airtight container and can be used for up to two weeks.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Cheese & crouton combos are amazing</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>One of the best things about croutons? They taste incredible when paired with cheese. Whether it's melty cheddar on a burger or creamy feta on a salad, adding croutons will take your cheesy dishes to another level completely!</p></div></div>

5 Crunchy Revelations for National Crouton Day

National Crouton Day FAQs

When is National Crouton Day?

National Crouton Day is celebrated on May 13 every year. In 2024 National Crouton Day will occur on a Monday.

National Crouton Day Dates

Year
Date
Day

2023

May 13

Saturday

2024

May 13

Monday

2025

May 13

Tuesday

2026

May 13

Wednesday

2027

May 13

Thursday

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