Tomato Cracker Salad - If You Love a Great Tomato Sandwich This Is the Salad For You

Ridley's Wreckage

This salad packs in all those delicious flavors of a classic tomato sandwich. It’s the perfect side dish for summer or a wonderful, filling lunch. It’s a simple yet refreshing dish that will have you coming back for seconds!
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I know you’re looking at me sideways right now, and if I’m to be honest, I too was a bit hesitant to try this recipe. I mean, it’s so simple—too simple to be any good—and a little strange, right? Well, I was wrong; the simplicity is really part of the deliciousness of the dish. It lets your tomatoes shine. If you're a fan of fat, delicious tomato sandwiches, you need to give this salad a try! It’s all that deliciousness wrapped up in a salad.

What Exactly Is This Tomato Cracker Salad?

It’s deliciousness in a bowl that‘s what it is! It uses straight from the garden fresh tomatoes (heirloom tomatoes are the BOMB) mixed with saltine crackers, mayo (I‘m a Hellman’s girl), fresh ground pepper, and some good flaky sea salt. That’s it, folks; it’s simple, delicious, and has all those classic tomato sandwich flavors - just in a bowl. So grab yourself a fork!

Can I store tomato cracker salad?

No, not really—the juices from the tomatoes and the mayonnaise will turn your dish soggy. It’s best to enjoy this salad immediately. I like to make this salad right before we get ready to eat. You can lay your tomatoes out on a paper towel to absorb some of the moisture and prolong the life of your salad, but it’s still best when eaten immediately. Thankfully, every time I’ve made it, it’s one of the first things that gets devoured.

Do you have to seed your tomatoes?

Yes, it will help to keep your salad from getting soggy, and it’s really not hard to do and only takes a few brief minutes to accomplish. Here’s how…

  1. Get your tomatoes washed and remove any dirt or debris.
  2. Using a sharp knife, cut your tomato in half (horizontally).
  3. Over a bowl, hold your tomato, cut side down.
  4. Using your fingers (or a spoon), gently remove the seeds and gelatinous membrane, aka goo.

Bonus!! You can save these seeds for planting! Grab yourself a fine mesh strainer and rinse off the remaining gel surrounding the seed. Spread it on a paper towel and allow it to dry completely (a few days). Store in a cool place in a jar or envelope until ready to plant. It’s that simple!

Prep Time: 15 minutes; Total Time: 15 minutes; Servings: 4
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  • 4 garden-fresh medium-sized tomatoes (heirlooms are best!)
  • 3/4 C Mayonnaise
  • 1 sleeve of saltine crackers, roughly broken
  • Flaky sea salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste


  1. Cut your tomatoes in half and remove the seeds and gelatin. Cut into bite-sized chunks. Grab a medium-sized bowl and combine your deseeded tomatoes and mayonnaise. Toss in your roughly broken saltine crackers and fold them in to combine. Top with some flaky sea salt and freshly ground pepper. Serve immediately! Enjoy Friends!
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