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SmartBran™ Mediterranean Salad Toss
Use these crisp, zesty, nutritious nuggets instead of croutons to add lots of fiber and great taste to your green salads.
1 tbs. olive oil
1/2 tsp. ground thyme
1/2 tsp. ground oregano
1/2 tsp. ground rosemary
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. Salt
1 c. Nature’s Path SmartBran™ cereal
1. Preheat the oven to 325°F. Line a sheet pan or lipped cookie sheet with aluminum foil.
2. In a small bowl, blend together the oil, thyme, oregano, rosemary, garlic, powder, and salt. Place the cereal in a bowl. Drizzle the seasoned oil over the cereal and toss to coat.
3. Pat into a single layer on the sheet pan and bake in the center of the oven for 3 minutes. Stir. Continue baking until aromatic, 2 to 3 minutes more. (Take care not to burn.) Transfer to a plate, and cool to room temperature. Store in a tightly sealed container in a cool place for up to 1 week.
Yield: Makes 1 cup (recipe may be doubled)
Go to www.naturespath.com for other recipes.
Lorna Sass is the author of WHOLE GRAINS EVERY DAY, EVERY WAY, which won a 2007 James Beard Foundation Award in the "healthy focus" category. Her website is www.lornasass.com. Sass is also the author of Pressure Perfect: Two Hour Taste in Twenty Minutes Using Your Pressure Cooker.