Tomato Cracker Salad

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Tomato Cracker Salad is a simple southern dish that is a must for summer. Ripe summer tomatoes are combined with mayonnaise and crushed saltine crackers. This is a recipe that’s been made throughout the south for many years.

 

Tomato Cracker Salad in a light blue bowl.

Tomato Cracker Salad may sound and look a little bit strange, but if you are a fan of tomato sandwiches, you will love it. It is best eaten right away, before the crackers become soggy. It is a recipe that will most likely have to grow on you, but give it a chance and it is bound to become a summer favorite.

This is such a simple recipe using just a handful of ingredients. In addition to the tomatoes, mayonnaise, and crackers, I add a little sliced green onion, salt, pepper, and a pinch of garlic powder.

Using the ripest, freshest tomatoes and a good quality mayonnaise is key to a great Tomato Cracker Salad. I use either Duke’s Mayonnaise or Hellman’s.

Overhead view of tomato salad with crackers.

 

You don’t have to but I think it’s best to discard as many of the seeds from the tomatoes as possible. They just don’t add any flavor and will water down this summer salad.

You can get all of the ingredients prepped and ready ahead of time and then it takes just a minute or two to mix them together.

Tomato Cracker Salad is an old-fashioned recipe that is perfect for a summer luncheon.

 

Tomato Cracker Salad in a blue bowl.

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Tomato Cracker Salad in a light blue bowl.

Tomato Cracker Salad

Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: summer, tomato salad
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 284kcal
Tomato Cracker Salad is a simple southern dish that is a must for summer. Ripe summer tomatoes are combined with mayonnaise and crushed saltine crackers. This is a recipe that's been made throughout the south for many years.

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Ingredients

  • 4 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1 green onion, sliced
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • pinch of garlic powder, optional
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 sleeve Saltine crackers, crushed

Instructions

  • Place tomatoes and green onion in a medium bowl.
  • Add mayonnaise and garlic powder and stir.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper. I like to go heavy on the pepper.
  • Gently stir in crushed Saltine crackers. Serve immediately.

Notes

You can also make this recipe with Club crackers instead of Saltine crackers.

Nutrition

Calories: 284kcal

Tomato Cracker Salad with fresh tomatoes

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12 thoughts on “Tomato Cracker Salad

  1. Made this tonight, not the first time to make it, but it’s been years since I thought of it. I had some small cherry tomatoes, a variety of colors, store-bought, not homegrown but it still turned out great. And super easy. We had it with brats, a nice side dish.

  2. LOVED IT! It was super fresh too, we used our home grown tomatoes. I am a huge fan of saltine crackers, so this was right up my alley. Thanks ever so much.

  3. What about adding some red or and green pepper just for more substance and added volume. May not get so soggy

    1. I would try to drain cuts on paper towels so as. Not to water down the crackers. Otherwise would good.

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