"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." — cj
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thick-sliced peppered bacon
kosher salt to taste
freshly cracked five-peppercorn seasoning to taste
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.
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.
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.
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.
Very nice change from the "regular" tomato-and-cucumber salad. We all loved it. Thanx for the recipe.
This was pretty good but I REALLY didn't care for the cumin, next time I will leave it out.
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.
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!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Grandma Jane's Kicked Up Tomato and Cucumber Salad
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 332
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