Everyday Mom's Meals: Get Ready For Those Summer Gardens

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Get Ready For Those Summer Gardens

You know that feeling when you see a recipe for the first time and you know you have to make it? That's exactly how I felt when I discovered this simple salad thanks to my buddy Stacey over at Southern Bite. (If you don't follow him already, go now! He's always cooking something yummy and is just about the nicest guy ever!)

Here is where the story takes a tragic turn though. It was literally a year or more before I actually got around to making it. I have no excuses. Life happens. Well, I will say the couple times I did think of it, tomatoes at the grocery store looked under ripe and underwhelming, but beyond that, it was my pure brain fart.

I am so thankful I finally made it! The oldest boy and I enjoyed it for. lunch one day and we were licking the bowl! I knew I would love it, after all a tomato sandwich with mayo is one of my favorite things ever, but I was actually surprised just how much he loved it. He likes mayo, but in small quantities, so I was worried this might be too much for him. But nope. He ate every bite on his plate and then finished mine too!

If you think it sounds like a weird combo, put those thoughts out of your mind completely. And don't worry about mushy crackers. This is a make and serve immediately type of dish, so they are as crunchy as you would hope.

I think it would be so yummy for a backyard barbecue, just remember you can't make it ahead. So if you want to take it to one, take everything separate, chopped tomatoes, broke crackers, mayo and seasonings. Then assemble right before it's time to eat!

Summer time tomatoes are one of the many reasons we love this time of year. And now I've got another delicious way to make sure we use them all up, before they disappear on us again!

Tomato & Cracker Salad
4 medium ripe tomatoes, seeded and coarsely chopped
1 sleeve saltine crackers, broken
3/4 c. mayo
Salt and Pepper

In a medium bowl mix tomatoes with mayo. Gently fold in broken crackers. Season with a pinch of salt and lots of black pepper. Serve immediately. *NOTES* You want to seed the tomatoes to cut down on moisture. Break your crackers, but don't crush them. The more the black pepper, the better! 

Inspired by Southern Bite

Shared at Weekend Potluck

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