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Get to know: Olivia’s Croutons

Posted by Steve Sorensen, senior category manager grocery, dairy and frozen
Friday, March 16, 2012

When we think of preparing that perfect salad for friends and family we are always looking for that next great dressing or dressing recipe to complement those fresh greens. Have you ever thought about croutons? After reading Dave and Francie Caccavo’s story about their company, Olivia’s Croutons, you may be thinking differently.

Olivia’s Croutons are made right on the Caccavo farm in New Haven, Vermont. They’re certified organic farmers and they use wheat straight from their backyard farm for their organic croutons.

The Caccavo family makes sure their product is only available in the retail stores that share their passion for quality. Crouton flavors include butter/garlic, parmesan pepper, multi grain and new organic garlic and herb.

Here is my favorite recipe from Olivia’s Croutons. This dish adds the right amount of flavor to any meal with the tasty croutons adding a delicious texture to the asparagus.

Steamed Asparagus with Olivia’s Parmesan Pepper Croutons

  • 1 lb. fresh asparagus
  • 2 Tbsp. melted butter
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • ¾ cup Olivia’s Parmesan Pepper Croutons, gently crushed
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Wash and remove ends of asparagus.

In a shallow pan, bring about 1 cup of water to boil. Add asparagus and cover for 3 minutes.

While asparagus is cooking, melt butter and add lemon juice.

Remove asparagus to a serving plate. Drizzle with lemon butter. Salt and Pepper to taste. Sprinkle with crushed Olivia’s Parmesan Pepper Croutons.


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