Add a Healthy Crunch to Summer Salads with These Chickpea Croutons

 - May 27, 2015
References: foodrepublic
Falafel croutons refashion the traditional salad topper for a crunchy accent that appeals to the gluten-free community.

Contributed by author and food writer Adeena Sussman, this salad-enhancing recipe is apart of Food Republic's 'Crispianity' column. As detailed on the column, falafels are not a complicated dish to make. With the perfect planning ahead of the cooking time, this dish can be easily maneuvered by any cook. Falafel croutons make the perfect salad topper in place of the usual rebaked bread and can also serve as a nice side to any Mediterranean-style entree. While these chickpea-based bites are perfect with the aforementioned meals, they can also benefit as a portable snack on the busiest of days.

Topped with dressing or dry, these falafel croutons are the dish to incorporate in any upcoming cookouts.