Classic Italian Salad may just be the perfect meal companion. Whether you're serving it up before, after, or during as a side salad, you can't miss with this combination of fresh, crisp salad vegetables with a kick. Toasty Italian croutons and a homemade dressing make this one house salad that'll bring down the house.
Make croutons. Slice or tear the bread into 1” bite sized cubes; transfer to a bowl. Pour the olive oil over the bread, then season with italian seasoning and salt. Toss until the bread cubes are evenly coated with the oil and seasonings. Transfer to a baking sheet and arrange into an even layer.
Bake at 400°F for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until golden brown.
Make the dressing. Whisk the vinegar, garlic, mustard, italian seasoning salt, pepper, and mayo until very well combined. Slowly pour in the olive oil while whisking constantly. Taste for seasoning and adjust with salt or vinegar as needed.
In a large bowl, combine the romaine lettuce, butter lettuce, and radicchio. Add half the dressing and toss until the lettuce leaves are evenly coated. Stir in the vegetables and toss once more. Just before serving, stir in the croutons or garnish each serving with croutons to preserve their crunch. Garnish with shaved parmesan cheese and serve with additional dressing on the side.