Whisk all ingredients together in bowl. Place the dressing in the fridge until ready to serve
In a large mixing bowl, drizzle the olive oil over the bread cubes. Sprinkle with the herbs, salt and pepper. Spread the cubes in a single layer on a baking sheet.
Bake for about 15-20 minutes or until the croutons are golden brown and crisp. Keep a close eye on them, as they can quickly go from golden to burnt.
Toss lettuce with enough dressing to cover the lettuce. Add more if needed. Then add the croutons, 3/4 cup Parmesan, optional protein. Toss to combine.
Serve Caesar Salad on separate plates and sprinkle with more cheese if desired.