Garden-fresh tomatoes combine with saltine crackers, mayo (y’all know Duke’s is my brand of choice), and some salt and pepper to create a dish that my family has been enjoying for as long as I can remember. If you love the flavors of the classic tomato sandwich, then chances are you’re going to love this too.
This dish is best served immediately. The water content of the tomatoes and the mayo turn this dish soggy fast, so I like to make this at the absolute last minute. But it’s super quick to toss together, so that’s not usually a problem.
Sometimes I’ll cut up my tomatoes and spread them out on paper towels just to allow them to wick a little moisture out to buy a little more time.
My mom never seeded a tomato. Ever. But I find this to be better without the seeds. It’s an extra step, but I think it’s worth it. But you do you. 🙂
Fresh, in-season tomatoes are best in this. Heirloom tomatoes are even better.
Tomato Cracker Salad
- 4 medium garden-fresh tomatoes
- 3/4 cup mayo
- 1 sleeve saltine crackers, coarsely broken
- Seed and coarsely chop the tomatoes. In a medium bowl, combine the tomatoes and and mayonnaise. Add the broken crackers and toss lightly to coat. Add salt and generous amounts of black pepper to taste. Serve immediately.