To start, preheat your oven to 375° degrees Fahrenheit.
To cut the bread, you can trim off the crust or you can leave just a bit of it on for a different texture. Depending on the size of the loaf, cut it into about 4 pieces lengthwise. Then cut again into a few slices lengthwise and tear into to approximately 1 1/2" pieces. You can cut the bread into cubes, but it's also easy to tear it for a rustic look.
Toss the bread with a bit of olive oil and salt. Add just enough so that the bread is just lightly seasoned and coated. Then place onto a tray and bake for about 8 to 10 minutes. Toss about halfway through to ensure they are crisp on all sides. Once done, they should be crispy on the outside but still a bit soft in the middle. Set aside to cool, while you make the vinaigrette.
- 1 loaf rustic bread (Italian or French)
- 1 to 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt