Grandma Jane's Kicked Up Tomato and Cucumber Salad Recipe -
Grandma Jane's Kicked Up Tomato and Cucumber Salad   Recipe
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Grandma Jane's Kicked Up Tomato and Cucumber Salad

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"This is the kicked-up version of our family favorite of a tomato cucumber salad, with added spices that blend into a mouth-watering experience."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    1 hr 55 mins


  1. Place the bacon in a large, deep skillet, and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain the bacon slices on a paper towel-lined plate. When cool, crumble the bacon into a large salad bowl. Reserve 1 tablespoon of bacon drippings, and let cool.
  2. Mix the bacon drippings and mayonnaise into the crumbled bacon until thoroughly combined; stir in tomatoes and cucumbers. Season to taste with kosher salt, five-peppercorn blend, and cumin. Allow to chill for at least 1 hour before serving (overnight is better).
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 03, 2012

I used reduced fat mayonnaise and I added it 1/4 cup at a time until it was as creamy as I wanted. The cumin was optional, I opted out. The bacon drippings were a stroke of genius. This salad is IN-sane. CRAZY GOOD.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 16, 2012

Not too bad. WAY too creamy. If you don't like super creamy colelaw, potato salad, etc. (as I don't), I recommend cutting the mayo down by half. I thought the cumin was a really nice add. If you're not sure whether you'll like cumin, smell the cumin first - it tastes like it smells.

Sep 08, 2011

Deliciously different tomato and cucumber salad! To simplify it, I used a 4.3 oz. bag of real bacon bits instead of cooking bacon and crumbling it. Of course, I didn't have the 1 T. of bacon drippings to add but that just made the dish healthier. Omitted the cumin. Reminded me of a BLT with the mayo, tomato, and bacon flavors. Just be sure to de-seed the tomatoes and drain off as much liquid as possible before adding to the salad to minimize the wateriness of the dressing.

Aug 14, 2011

This is EXCELLENT! Even the pickiest eaters will love this, as well as those who can take or leave cucumbers. It's going to be a summer staple and see many pot lucks.

Aug 14, 2011

Very nice change from the "regular" tomato-and-cucumber salad. We all loved it. Thanx for the recipe.

Nov 05, 2011

This was pretty good but I REALLY didn't care for the cumin, next time I will leave it out.

Oct 16, 2011

GLUTEN FREE, DAIRY FREE AND YUMMY!!!! AM-AZ-ING. Refreshing, and yes, reminds me of a salad version of BLTs. Can't taste a strong cucumber or tomato flavor. Just refreshing and satifying ( nice to have a filling vegetable side dish). I left out the cumin. I plan on making this many times to come.

Sep 15, 2011

This is more delicious and certainly more unique than most tomato/cucumber salads; thanks. I agree with marleneb- it will see ample potlucks and gatherings!


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  • Calories
  • 382 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8.5 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 30 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 36.9 g
  • 57%
  • Fiber
  • 1.6 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 6.3 g
  • 13%
  • Sodium
  • 570 mg
  • 23%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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