Comiendo con BFG and try my mother's famous fresh salad, a play on the snozzcumber that our friend The Big Friendly Giant eats, but way more yummy!

Comiendo con BFG – The BFG Snozzcumber Salad Recipe

In Disney’s The BFG, the giant refuses to eat children and therefore only has a diet of Snozzcumbers (a zucchini/cucumber type vegetable.) It’s described as having a horrible taste, so I wanted to share with you a salad that I grew up eating that is the exact opposite and tastes delicious. It’s a very simple salad and has only 5 ingredients, is easy to make, and very refreshing, especially in the summer months. Allow me to introduce you to my mothers fresh salad – The BFG Snozzcumber Salad.

Comiendo con BFG and try my mother's famous fresh salad, a play on the snozzcumber that our friend The Big Friendly Giant eats, but way more yummy!

Comiendo con BFG – The BFG Snozzcumber Salad

The Snozzcumber resembles a cucumber but differs in various respects. The snozzcumber varies from nine to twelve feet long. It is striped lengthwise black and white, with wart-like growths all over its surface. It, along with Frobscottle, is the sole diet of the BFG until he has captured the man-eaters. Having done so, he feeds them snozzcumbers for the rest of their lives – an apparent act of punishment, due to the snozzcumber’s repulsive flavour. Sophie said the Snozzcumber tasted of frogskin and rotten fish, and the BFG said it tasted like cockroaches and slime wanglers.

The BFG Snozzcumber Salad(3)

Since I truly appreciate my friends, I would NEVER feed them a snozzcumber, but I would definitely feed them my version of The BFG Snozzcumber Salad. I suppose that if you are a fan of zucchini you could even toss some into this salad, but it’s really perfect as it is. The girls love to eat cucumbers and tomatoes, and really enjoy this salad with their dinner whenever I make it.

The BFG Snozzcumber Salad
4-6 medium (2 lbs) tomatoes 4-5 small (1 lb) cucumbers, or 1 english cucumber) 1 small onion, thinly sliced (~1/4 lb) 2 Tbsp Sunflower or Extra virgin olive oil 1 Tbsp distilled white vinegar 1 tsp fine sea salt, or 3/4 tsp table salt 1/4 tsp Pepper to taste 2 Tbsp Green onion for garnish (optional)
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Prep Time
15 min
Prep Time
15 min
  1. 4 medium tomatoes
  2. 2 large english cucumbers
  3. 1 medium spanish onion
  4. canola oil
  5. 1 tbsp vinegar
  6. salt
  7. pepper
  1. Wash tomatoes and scrub the cucumbers.
  2. Slice tomatoes into 1/4 inch pieces.
  3. Cut cucumbers in half length wise and then into 1/4 inch pieces.
  4. Slice onion thinly.
  5. Add canola oil and vinegar.
  6. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Toss the salad to coat evenly.
  1. Enjoy immediately or allow it to sit in the fridge for a few hours. It is best enjoyed cold.
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Comiendo con BFG and try my mother's famous fresh salad, a play on the snozzcumber that our friend The Big Friendly Giant eats, but way more yummy!

Synopsis: The BFG (Mark Rylance), while a giant himself, is a Big Friendly Giant and nothing like the other inhabitants of Giant Country. Standing 24-feet tall with enormous ears and a keen sense of smell, he is endearingly dim-witted and keeps to himself for the most part. Giants like Bloodbottler (Bill Hader) and Fleshlumpeater (Jemaine Clement) on the other hand, are twice as big and at least twice as scary and have been known to eat humans, while the BFG prefers Snozzcumber and Frobscottle. Upon her arrival in Giant Country, Sophie, a precocious 10-year-old girl from London, is initially frightened of the mysterious giant who has brought her to his cave, but soon comes to realize that the BFG is actually quite gentle and charming, and, having never met a giant before, has many questions. The BFG brings Sophie to Dream Country where he collects dreams and sends them to children, teaching her all about the magic and mystery of dreams.

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Mama E

Multitasking mama to 3 living in Miami. Blogging about parenting, lifestyle, cooking and traveling. Covering everything from diapers to dorm rooms. Ask me anything, I've done it all.

Comments (9)

  • This sounds really good, thanks for sharing.

  • I love me some cucumber salad minus the tomatoes I would have to make a two different batches, but this looks wonderful wish I wasn’t so picky!

  • I can’t wait to try out your special recipe for the The BFG Snozzcumber Salad. I think it sounds wonderfully delicious, and I hope I do as good as you did in the photos.

  • Ha, so cute. Love the BFG, but only eat genuine edible cucumbers.

  • This sounds so good. I am glad you explained the snozzcumber for us. I can’t wait to see this movie. I also can’t wait to make this salad. Thank you so much for sharing this

  • Now that I know what this is it’s even more adorable. we loved the movie!

  • Looks DELICIOUS!

  • This looks so good. I make something similar but use Italian dressing. I’ve had it before with vinegar and oil and seasonings and it’s sooo much better!

  • This is so good. It makes a great summer meal for me and so healthy. Thank you again for sharing this


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