A good salad is all about achieving that perfect balance of flavors and textures, and nothing adds crunch quite like a crouton. You can purchase pre-made croutons pretty easily, but it you want a truly great cube of golden, crispy, just slightly chewy bread, you should make them yourself.
They’re also dead easy to make. Once you’ve picked a shape and fashioned your bread into bits, toss them in a bowl and drizzle them with olive oil. Then season them with salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and whatever else suits your fancy. Spread them on a single layer on a baking sheet and bake them in the 375° oven until they become brown and crispy – about 15 minutes