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cracker salad

★★★★★ 5
a recipe by
Mary R Morris
Western Grove, AR

I have had this recipe for a few years. A lady gave it to me at a gospel singing. She had brought it and I was surprised at how tasty it was. I have used it quite often since. It is simple and good.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Savor the taste of summer with this delicious cracker tomato salad. Bursting with flavor, the sweet tomatoes are complemented by red onions and tangy cheese. Bound together with creamy mayonnaise, this salad is a true crowd-pleaser. It's a different way to use fresh tomatoes and is perfect for any summer event. This is not a recipe that can be made ahead of time. It is really good after being chilled for a few hours, but the next day, due to the water of the tomatoes, it gets too soggy.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 5
serves 6-10
prep time 10 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For cracker salad

  • 12 oz
    good saltine cracker
  • 3
    tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and diced
  • 1 sm
    purple onion, finely diced
  • 1
    green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 pkg
    sharp cheese, shredded (8 oz)
  • 1/4 c
    mayonnaise or as needed

How To Make cracker salad

Test Kitchen Tips
3 sleeves of crackers are about 12 ounces. We also needed a few extra tablespoons of mayonnaise.
  • Breaking saltines in a bowl.
    Break saltines in a bowl.
  • Onion, green bell pepper, and cheddar cheese added to bowl.
    Mix in onion, green bell pepper, and cheddar cheese.
  • Peeled, seeded, and diced tomato added to bowl.
    Add three tomatoes that are peeled, seeded, and diced.
  • Mayonnaise added to the bowl.
    Moisten with mayonnaise. Add salt and pepper to taste. Watch the salt.
  • Ingredients mixed together and ready to chill.
    Chill before serving.
  • Texture of the Cracker Salad.
    Personal Serving Note: I have added small salad shrinp to this just before serving. Just be sure the shrimp are patted dry. I always serve in a bowl lined with romaine lettuce. DO NOT ADD TO MUCH MAYONNAISE. I have used this salad to stuff a ripe avocado for a women's meeting at church.