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How to Cut Tomatoes

Learn how to slice and dice tomatoes for different preparations.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 22kcal

Equipment

  • Serrated knife
  • Cutting board

Ingredients

  • 1 tomato of choice

Instructions

Tomato slices

  • Use a serrated knife to cut beefsteak or other round tomatoes into slices of desired thickness. Serve on burgers and sandwiches.

Diced tomatoes with seeds

  • Stack a few tomato slices on top of each other, and cut into strips. Cut across the strips to make cubes. Use in salsas or on tacos.

Diced tomatoes without seeds

  • Use a serrated knife to cut roma tomatoes in half lengthwise and then into quarters. Remove the core and seeds from each slice and discard. Cut each quarter into strips, then dice the strips into cubes. Use in salsas or on tacos.

Tomato wedges

  • Trim off the stem from a round tomato. Cut into quarters, the slice each quarter into wedges of your desired size. Use in salads.

Cherry or grape tomatoes

  • Use a serrated knife to cut in half or quarters, depending on what the recipe needs.

Video

Notes

  • Store tomato slices or diced tomatoes in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 to 5 days.
  • If you cut one or two slices from a tomato, you can wrap the rest of it in plastic wrap then place it in the fridge to keep fresh for a couple of days.

Nutrition

Serving: 1tomato | Calories: 22kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 292mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1025IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg