Fresh Tomato and Cracker Salad

Looking for a simple yet flavorful salad that’s perfect for a quick lunch or a side dish? This Fresh Tomato and Cracker Salad combines the juicy sweetness of ripe tomatoes with the crunchy texture of Saltine crackers, all tied together with a creamy mayo dressing. It’s an easy-to-make dish that bursts with flavor and offers a delightful contrast of textures. Let’s get started on making this refreshing and satisfying salad!


  • 4 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1 green onion, sliced
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • Pinch of garlic powder (optional)
  • Add salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.
  • 1 sleeve Saltine crackers, crushed


  1. Prepare the Tomatoes:
    • Begin by washing and seeding the tomatoes. Next, cut them into small, bite-sized pieces and place them in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add the Green Onion:
    • Thinly slice the green onion and toss it into the bowl with the chopped tomatoes. The green onion will contribute a subtle onion flavor and a touch of color to the salad.
  3. Mix the Dressing:
    • In a small bowl, mix the mayonnaise with a pinch of garlic powder, if desired. Add salt and freshly ground pepper to your preference. Stir until the dressing is smooth and well-mixed.
  4. Combine Ingredients:
    • Drizzle the mayonnaise mixture over the tomatoes and green onion. Gently mix everything until the vegetables are evenly covered with the dressing.
  5. Add the Crackers:
    • Right before serving, crush the Saltine crackers and gently fold them into the salad. This will keep the crackers crunchy, adding a delightful texture contrast to the creamy and juicy elements of the salad.
  6. Season and Serve:
    • Taste the salad and add more salt and pepper if necessary. Serve right away to savor the fresh flavors and crisp textures.


This Fresh Tomato and Cracker Salad is a delightful blend of juicy tomatoes, crisp crackers, and creamy dressing, making it a perfect addition to any meal. The simplicity of the ingredients allows the fresh flavors to shine, while the contrast of textures keeps each bite interesting. Whether you’re serving it as a quick lunch, a picnic side, or a light dinner, this salad is sure to please. Enjoy this easy and delicious recipe with family and friends, and savor the taste of summer in every bite!