Fresh croutons are a great addition and easy to make.
1/2 loaf of stale rustic bread, such as Italian
3-4 tablespoons Unflavored, Tuscan Herb or House Blend Olive Oil
1 teaspoon coarse salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon Salad Seasoning or Garlic Herb Dipping Spice (optional)
3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese (optional)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking pan with parchment paper or foil.
Cut the bread in 3/4 inch cubes. Place in a large bowl and add remaining ingredients. Toss to combine ingredients. Spread on the baking sheet in a single layer.
Bake the croutons 12-20 minutes, stirring once, until golden and crispy. (Time will vary depending on type of bread used due to different moisture content.)
Let cool and serve or place in a plastic bag or other container. Can be kept up to 1 week in the refrigerator.