Tomato Cracker Salad Is the Southern Side Dish of the Summer

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We’ve officially reached the point of summer where every meal is punctuated with a ripe and juicy tomato. I’ve already made my way through plenty of BLTs and caprese salads, but one cannot live on those things alone (believe me, I’ve tried). That’s why I’m always on the lookout for easy summer tomato recipes.

On a recent Google search I found Southern Bite’s tomato cracker salad recipe, and it immediately piqued my interest. This three-ingredient dish reminded me of a tomato sandwich, but instead of bread you stir in crushed saltine crackers — and the dressing is only mayonnaise. Was it as simple and brilliant as it looked? Here’s what happened when I went into the kitchen to test it out.

How to Make Southern Bite’s Tomato Cracker Salad

Cut tomatoes in half, then scoop out and discard the seeds. Coarsely chop the tomatoes and transfer to a mixing bowl. Add mayonnaise and stir to coat. Crush saltine crackers and gently toss them into the tomato mixture. Season to taste with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, then serve immediately.

My Honest Review of Southern Bite’s Tomato Cracker Salad

This salad really surprised me: It’s delicious, easy, and perfect for summer. The tomatoes’ sweet juices turn the rich and creamy mayonnaise into a light vinaigrette. The simple seasoning of salt and pepper really brings out the flavor of the tomatoes and the tang of the mayonnaise.

3 Tips for Making Southern Bite’s Tomato Cracker Salad

Have you tried tomato cracker salad before? Let us know what you thought in the comments!

Patty Catalano


Patty is a freelance recipe developer who worked as Alton Brown’s Research Coordinator & Podcast Producer and in the Oxmoor House test kitchen. She loves maple syrup, coffee and board games. Patty lives in Atlanta with her husband and two children.

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