Wartime Stuffed Tomatoes is a recipe that dates back to World War I and II when people had to get creative with their meals due to rationing. This dish is a fresh and healthy way to make the most of limited ingredients. Juicy tomatoes are stuffed with a delicious filling of chopped cucumber, creamy mayonnaise, and fresh herbs, making it a perfect accompaniment to a light lunch or dinner. Wartime Stuffed Tomatoes is a testament to ingenuity and it’s a must-try for those looking for a unique, delicious, and historical dish!

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  • 2 cucumbers, peeled and cubed
  • mayonnaise, to taste
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • 6 tomatoes
  • 6 lettuce leaves
  • 1 teaspoon parsley


Step 1 –In a medium bowl, combine the cucumbers, the mayonnaise, the salt, and the pepper.

Step 2 –Place the cucumber mixture in the refrigerator to chill for 30 minutes.

Step 3 –Cut the tops off the tomatoes and remove the seeds with a spoon.

Step 4 –Place the tomatoes onto the lettuce leaves and fill them with the cucumber mixture.

Step 5 –Top each of the tomatoes with a dollop of the mayonnaise.

Step 6 –Garnish the stuffed tomatoes with the parsley.

Step 7 –Serve.