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Cucumber Tomato Salad With Bacon

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Looking for a refreshing and flavorful side dish to complement your next meal? Look no further than this delicious Cucumber, Tomato Salad with Bacon! Bursting with crisp cucumbers, juicy tomatoes, and savory bacon, this salad is a perfect balance of flavors and textures that will leave your taste buds craving more.

Cucumber Tomato Salad With Bacon

In this recipe, we take simple, wholesome ingredients like fresh cucumbers, ripe tomatoes, and crispy bacon, and elevate them with a creamy, garlicky mayonnaise dressing. The result? A mouthwatering salad that’s sure to be a hit at any gathering, from backyard barbecues to potluck dinners.

Cucumber Tomato Salad With Bacon

The beauty of this recipe lies in its simplicity. With just a few basic ingredients and minimal prep work, you can whip up a flavorful salad that’s bursting with summer goodness in no time. Plus, with the added convenience of microwaving the bacon, this recipe is as easy as it is delicious.

Whether you’re serving it alongside grilled meats, as a light lunch, or as a refreshing side dish on a hot summer day, this Cucumber, Tomato Salad with Bacon is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. So grab your ingredients, toss them together, and get ready to enjoy a salad that’s as satisfying as it is delicious! Let’s dive into the recipe and see how simple it is to create this irresistible dish.

cucumber tomato salad with bacon

What You Will Love About This Recipe

  1. Flavor Explosion: This salad is a perfect combination of fresh, crisp cucumbers, juicy tomatoes, and savory bacon. The contrast of flavors and textures creates a mouthwatering explosion of taste with every bite.

  2. Easy Preparation: With just a handful of ingredients and simple instructions, this recipe is incredibly easy to make. You can have this delicious salad ready to serve in just a matter of minutes, making it perfect for busy weeknights or last-minute gatherings.

  3. Versatility: This salad is incredibly versatile and can be customized to suit your preferences. You can adjust the quantities of ingredients, swap out the types of tomatoes or cucumbers used, or even add additional ingredients like red onion or avocado for extra flavor.

  4. Satisfying and Filling: Thanks to the addition of bacon, this salad is not only delicious but also satisfying and filling. It can be enjoyed as a light lunch on its own or served as a side dish alongside grilled meats, sandwiches, or burgers for a complete meal.

  5. Creamy Dressing: The creamy mayonnaise dressing seasoned with garlic powder adds a delicious richness and depth of flavor to the salad. It ties all the ingredients together beautifully and adds a satisfying creaminess to each bite.

  6. Perfect for Any Occasion: Whether you’re hosting a summer barbecue, packing a picnic, or simply looking for a tasty side dish to accompany your dinner, this Cucumber, Tomato Salad with Bacon is sure to be a hit. It’s a crowd-pleaser that’s suitable for any occasion.

Cucumber Tomato Salad With Bacon

If you are a gardener this is the perfect salad to use up your fresh produce. Or if you are like me just stop at the farmers market! The fresher the veggies the more vibrant the flavors.

cucumber tomato salad with bacon

How To Make Cucumber Tomato Salad With Bacon

  • Cut tomatoes and cucumbers to your desired shape and size.
  • Cook your bacon (I microwaved mine in two batches)
  • Salt your tomatoes and start combining the tomatoes, cucumbers, and bacon crumbles. (save some bacon crumbles to sprinkle on top)

  • Combine your mayonnaise, garlic powder, and pepper.

  • Combine your mayonnaise mixture with your tomato, cucumber, and bacon mixture.

  • Sprinkle bacon crumbles on top and serve immediately.

Cucumber Tomato Salad With Bacon

Tips & Tricks

  1. Choose Fresh Ingredients: Opt for ripe, juicy tomatoes and firm, crisp cucumbers for the best flavor and texture in your salad. Using high-quality ingredients will elevate the overall taste of the dish.

  2. Remove Tomato Seeds: To prevent the salad from becoming too watery, remove the seeds from the tomatoes before dicing them. Simply cut the tomatoes in half and use a spoon to scoop out the seeds and pulp.

  3. Crisp Bacon: For perfectly crispy bacon, microwave it in batches on a microwave-safe plate lined with paper towels. Cooking the bacon in the microwave is quick and convenient, and it helps to minimize mess.

  4. Customize Seasonings: Feel free to adjust the seasonings in the mayonnaise dressing to suit your taste preferences. You can add extra garlic powder for a stronger garlic flavor or sprinkle in some dried herbs like basil or dill for additional depth of flavor.

  5. Save Some Bacon: Reserve a portion of the cooked bacon crumbles to sprinkle on top of the salad just before serving. This adds an extra layer of texture and flavor and makes for a visually appealing presentation.

  6. Chill Before Serving: For the best flavor and texture, chill the salad in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving. This allows the flavors to meld together and enhances the overall taste of the dish.

  7. Serve Immediately: This salad is best served immediately after assembling to ensure that the bacon remains crispy and the vegetables stay fresh and crisp. If you need to prepare it in advance, wait to toss it with the dressing until just before serving.

  8. Garnish Creatively: Get creative with your garnishes! In addition to the reserved bacon crumbles, you can sprinkle the salad with chopped fresh herbs like parsley or chives for a pop of color and freshness.

Cucumber Tomato Salad With Bacon

How Long Does Cucumber Tomato Salad With Bacon Last

You can store your salad in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. If you find the mayonnaise base is soaking in just add a splash of milk and stir to revive it.

What Can I Use to Replace Mayonnaise In the Cucumber Tomato Salad With Bacon

If you don’t want to use mayonnaise you can always swap for ranch to replace it. Or if you are wanting a healthier option try plain Greek yogurt. It will vary the flavor of the salad some.

cucumber tomato salad with bacon

 

What to Pair with the Cucumber Tomato Salad With Bacon

Like I said I love this salad in the summer when produce is fresh and BBQs happen weekly! Here are some of my favorite main dishes to pair with my salad.

This salad is truly great any day of the week, for your family or to serve a crowd. I make it as a dinner side dish, bring it to a potluck, summer BBQs, and more. You won’t be disappointed.

As you can see this salad takes minutes to prep. It is my go-to recipe for sure on those nights I want to pull dinner together in a hurry!

 

Cucumber Tomato Salad With Bacon

Cucumber Tomato Salad With Bacon
Yield: 4 4

Cucumber Tomato Salad With Bacon

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes

Delicious Bacon Cucumber Tomato Salad that is reminiscent of the most delicious BLT with half the calories.  

Ingredients

  • 2 Large Cucumbers
  • 1 Pint cherry tomatoes or 4 Nice Sized Tomatoes, seeds removed
  • 1 Package Bacon
  • 1/3 Cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/2 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • Salt to taste, I put mine on my tomatoes
  • Pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Cut tomatoes and cucumbers to your desired shape and size.
  2. Cook your bacon (I microwaved mine in two batches)
  3. Salt your tomatoes and start combining the tomatoes, cucumbers and bacon crumbles. (save some bacon crumbles to sprinkle on top)
  4. Combine your mayonnaise, garlic powder and pepper.
  5. Combine your mayonnaise mixture with your tomato, cucumber and bacon mixture.
  6. Sprinkle bacon crumbles on top and serve immediately.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

6

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 134Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 216mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 2gSugar: 6gProtein: 3g

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10 Comments

  1. I make a variety of this all the time – didn’t know it was a “thing”! I’m totally not into prep work at all so I go much easier – since tomatoes are so expensive lately, I open a can of petite diced tomatoes (the advantage there is you can get different flavors!) and I use the pre-packaged bacon crumbles instead of making my own. So I use one can of tomatoes, one cucumber, and then bacon crumbles. The only other difference is that instead of mayonnaise, I use ranch dressing. YUMMY! Mine ends up “sloppier”/wetter than yours would because of the juice on the tomatoes and the ranch dressing, but I love the flavor of the “juice”.

  2. So delicious. I made it with cucumbers last month and was craving it tonight and didn’t have any cucumbers. I used pickles and it was amazing! Thanks so much!

  3. I made this and it turned out very soupy from the tomatoes. Do you use cherry tomatoes instead of the big tomatoes? It had so much liquid in it that we couldn’t eat it

    1. I used nice big jersey tomatoes in mine, but I removed most of the seeds. I am so sorry, I adjusted the recipe to mention removing the seeds.

  4. I think I would let the cukes and maybe tomatoes weep in a colander while preparing the bacon. I will be trying this at our next family get together which will be Easter. Thanks for sharing!!

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