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Bella Bruschetta Salad

Here's a simple summer full-meal salad that we have enjoyed often over the past few years. Basil and tomatoes give that wonderful flavour of summer. Add pepperoni, mozza, a cubed baguette and fresh Parmesan cheese; toss together with lettuce and dressing and call it a meal.

This recipe was originally a Kraft featured dish. It's been changed up a bit.

Bella Bruschetta Salad
  • 4 cups torn romaine lettuce...or mixed baby lettuce
  • 8 roma tomatoes or 2 medium sized tomatoes, chopped
  • ¼ cup chopped basil
  • 1 cup cubed mozzarella cheese
  • 4 cups cubed baguette or French bread stick
  • 2 cups sliced pepperoni stick
  • ½ cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup Kraft Sundried Tomato & Oregano Dressing
  1. Toss together dressing, chopped tomatoes, basil.
  2. Toss lettuce, cubed baguette, pepperoni, mozzarella, and tomato mixture.
  3. Sprinkle with Parmesan.

As many of you may be aware, we are a group of ten ladies that contribute recipes to the Mennonite Girls Can Cook blog. When we started this blog just over one year ago...most of us did not know each other. It has been a fun adventure, cooking together in our virtual kitchen and getting to know one another along the way. Yesterday, the seven of us that happen to live in the same vicinity, were treated to a most special luncheon at the home of Anneliese. She was a most gracious hostess, looking after every little detail and including 'place cards' for the three gals who were not able to join us. There was much to talk about, including our dreams that this blog be used in some way to feed the less fortunate. (We are still working on that one!) We had a wonderful time and when we left the lunch table it was nearly time for dinner. Thanks, Anneliese, for a great afternoon!


  1. It was an excellent salad.
    I stopped on my way home after the gym and picked up the fresh ingredients and made it for a late supper. It's truly a keeper.
    What a wonderful day meeting everyone face to face.

  2. You said it well Judy! It was a very lovely lunch and afternoon!!

    And your salad was very eye-appealing and delicious!!

  3. I am so hungry for a good salad! I love this one!

  4. I know that those of us at the luncheon would agree that we will be making this salad for our families this summer. It was so flavourful, and the fresh basil is a must! One summer afew years back our church ladies group hosted a summer salad supper event. It was a hit and the variety of salads that came to the buffet table were simply amazing. Thanks for this great recipe. Kathy

  5. This looks like a great salad for sure!! So glad you all had a wonderful time yesterday. So sorry I miss these fun events. Maybe soon the Lord will open the door for us to move back to our home in Washington and then I'll be driving distance (southern california style) to all of you :0)

  6. What a great bunch of ladies you are too.

    Blessings Gail

  7. I could have gone for one more helping of that salad Judy. .it was so good.
    What a privilege to be able to sit together. .share our hearts and be treated to such a delightful table full of food.

  8. This is just a wonderful blog; I check it everyday. Thanks for sharing all these great recipes and the little bits about your lives.

  9. This salad, with the pepperoni, was the perfect compliment for this lunch - actually more like the main part - with pasta salad, cheese scones and muffins . . .
    Beautifully presented too!

  10. Thank you ladies of all your wonderful work.

  11. I keep coming back and looking at the picture. . .wondering why I didn't bring along a bagggie that day for leftovers. . .

  12. My family really enjoyed this salad for dinner. I'm posting the recipe at my blog with a link. Thanks! :-)


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