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Great salad for a bbq or a nice Italian dinner... or with anything really. :)

Adapted from Mid-Summer Italian Bread Salad


  • 1 sprig fresh mint
  • 2 loaves focaccia bread - cut into rectangles
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup variety cherry tomatoes
  • 2 cups cucumber - peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 1 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 cup chopped sweet white onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh thyme
  • 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cups fresh mozzarella
  • 1 cup crumbled parmesan
  • 1 cup crumbled blue cheese


  • In a large serving bowl, combine tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, garlic, basil, thyme, and mozzarella.
  • Add enough olive oil and vinegar to lightly coat, and then toss.
  • Garnish with mint.
  • Cut focaccia loaves into soldiers and toast until cut sides are golden brown.
  • Serve in a large bread basket.
  • Place a desired number of bread soldiers in the bottom of an individual salad bowl, sprinkle with olive oil and vinegar to taste.
  • Spoon salad over bread and serve with parmesan and blue cheese on the side.

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