A delicious Tuscan bread salad that's a perfect summertime side for chicken, meat or fish that's grilled or roasted. This salad is easy to put together and you can add your favorite ingredients.
Preheat oven to 350°F and spread French bread cubes on a sheet pan. Coat with about 3 Tablespoons of olive oil, kosher salt, black pepper and dry Italian seasonings that have been crushed between the palms of your hands. Toss everything to combine and bake until golden, about 10-15 minutes.
Note: You could crisp the bread in a large skillet as well. You may need to do so in batches.
In a large salad bowl, combine spinach, tomatoes, cucumber, red and yellow bell peppers, red onion and basil leaves. Set aside.
Make the vinaigrette by combining all the ingredients in a mason jar and shaking vigorously for 30 minutes.
When the bread cubes are golden, add to the salad bowl, pour the vinaigrette and toss to combine. Add the feta cheese and toss again.
Optional: Finish with a little Maldon sea salt and fresh cracked black pepper. Serve with your favorite grilled or roasted meat.