Grandma Jane's Kicked Up Tomato and Cucumber Salad


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.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 55 mins
6 servings


  • ½ pound thick-sliced peppered bacon

  • 1 tablespoon bacon drippings

  • 1 cup mayonnaise

  • 3 large tomatoes, diced

  • 2 large cucumbers, diced

  • kosher salt to taste

  • freshly cracked five-peppercorn seasoning to taste

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin (Optional)


  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).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

361 Calories
35g Fat
9g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 361
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 35g 44%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 28mg 9%
Sodium 567mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 14mg 71%
Calcium 29mg 2%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 429mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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