Recipe courtesy Giada De Laurentis from Everyday Italian Show and the Episode: Italian Salads. We used this recipe for a Dr's meeting here and it was liked by all! I had printed copies of the recipe ready for those who wanted them. We used walnuts instead of the pignoli's (personal preference). There is a 2 hour cooling time or if wanted you can prepare the croutons and salad dressing the day before. Then it assembles easily and quickly! We used the polenta croutons in a salad of mixed greens and they were awesome! The Cubans make their polenta or harina de maiz with garlic and the chef snuck some in when preparing the croutons, turned out great!