Seeding tomatoes is a handy skill that’s a cinch to master. Two easy steps is all it takes to rid tomatoes of their pulpy, seedy insides. Read on to learn more.
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First Things First: Cut the Tomato in Half.
Turn the tomato onto its side, and cut from one side through the other. Don’t cut through the stem, but through the middle of the tomato instead. (Set the tomato so that the stem end is on the side, and you can’t go wrong.) Use a tomato knife or bread knife with serrated edges to easily cut through tomato skins.
Quick Tip: Serrated knives will cut through the skin of tomatoes without undue pressure, which can crush the tomato flesh. You can find tomato knives online and in cooking stores for reasonable prices. Click here for one option under $15.
Next: Take Out The Seeds
You can use anything from a 1/4 teaspoon measuring spoon to the end of a small flatware spoon to scoop the seeds and pulp out of the tomato shells.
Slice and Dice!
All that’s left is to cut the tomato according to your recipe’s specifications. To easily chop it into small pieces, cut each half into slices, then stack the slices and cut them into small pieces.
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