Caesar Side Salad with Homemade Croutons

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Most often, this salad is requested as a side dish for dinner. I think it’s the homemade croutons that win everyone over. They are so easy to make and taste a million times better than the bagged stuff. Make this a main dish for lunch or dinner by adding some cooked rotisserie chicken. Enjoy!

Caesar Side Salad with Homemade Croutons

Perfect side dish for Italian dinner night
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Megan


  • 8 Cups Chopped Lettuce Romaine or Green Leaf
  • 1 1/2 Cups Grape Tomatoes halved
  • 1/2 Cup Parmesan Cheese shredded
  • 1/4 Cup Caesar Salad Dressing
  • 2 teaspoons Lemon Juice

Homemade Croutons

  • 3 slices Bread (4 Cups) cubed
  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


Homemade Croutons

  • Heat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with tin foil.
  • Cube sliced bread into 1-inch pieces. In a large bowl, drizzle with olive oil. Mix to coat well. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and mix again.
  • Spread bread cubes in an even layer onto baking sheet. Bake for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from oven, turn bread pieces over, and bake 3 minutes more.
  • If needed, remove, stir, and bake 2-3 minutes more. Cool completely.


  • Mix lettuce, dressing, and lemon juice until leaves are well coated. Top with remaining ingredients.

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