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Grandma Jane's Kicked Up Tomato and Cucumber Salad

Grandma Jane's Kicked Up Tomato and Cucumber Salad

  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    10 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 55 m
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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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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 382 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 36.9 g
  • 57%
  • Carbs:
  • 8.5g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 6.3 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 30 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 570 mg
  • 23%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  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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Reviews

Sarah Jo
25

Sarah Jo

7/3/2012

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.

KIMAR
24

KIMAR

9/8/2011

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.

marleneb
10

marleneb

8/14/2011

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.

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