I love homemade croutons!
The salad looks really good - you should post a shot of it in this month's Block Party thread. And with extra amounts of aromatic/strongly flavored ingredients I'll bet the dressing had a real kick.
Weird thing...I love some salad dressings but as a rule don't eat salad. If I go to a salad bar I fix a plate or bowl of raw mushrooms and then add dressing and the add-ons like croutons, etc. to get an end result that contains nothing green.