This recipe makes plenty of croutons, just store any extras in an airtight jar at room temperature for a week.
If you don’t like blue cheese, shredded cheddar or even goat cheese crumbles would make a fine substitute.
To make salad assembly super-quick, I like to prep all of my vegetables ahead of time. You can even do this a day or two ahead and store the ingredients in separate containers in the refrigerator, making it easy to throw together a quick and hearty lunch or dinner salad.
To make this even quicker, sub in shredded chicken breast from a store-bought rotisserie chicken.