I noticed every cracker salad here at RZ called for fresh tomatoes so I figured ... why not ... I'll put in the recipe I was raised on. The other recipes here look good also ... this just happens to be the one I am used to and we dearly love it. It is great as a side-dish with fried chicken, great as an appy stuffed inside little cherry or grape tomatoes, and perfect as a complete lunch when stuffed inside a tomato. Haha ... DH is sitting here now eating it as a dip on top of more saltines. :)
- Pour tomatoes (including juice) in a large boil. Using your hands, squeeze each tomatoe through your fingers (be careful you don't squirt the juice on you -- I poke each one good with my fingers gently before I commence squeezing) until they look crushed but still chunky. Yes, you can buy already crushed tomatoes but I don't like their texture -- almost like a sauce instead of crushed tomatoes.
- To the tomatoes, add remaining ingredients and stir. If appears to dry for you, add a LITTLE more mayo.
- Salt and pepper to taste.
- Tastes just as great either fresh made or after refrigerated.