How to Slice a Tomato

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Kitchen tips like this one help to keep things simple in my kitchen. Whether it is slicing cherry tomatoes, grapes, olives or cherries this easy kitchen hack is going to save you a lot of prep time in your kitchen.

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How to Slice Tomatoes

Fresh tomatoes are one of the most used ingredients in my recipes. They are so simple and fresh and create an amazing flavor in every dish I add them too.

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I love Roma tomatoes in the summer, but the rest of the year I lean toward cherry or grape tomatoes because they have the most flavor.  After a few years of cutting them one by one I started just using them whole because it is such a tedious job and who has that kind of time? Am I Right?

That is when I heard about this fabulous kitchen shortcut. Since then I have been using it to cut pitted olives, pitted cherries, grapes and just about anything thing round-ish and small that I normally struggle with. Now, I know some of y’all have seen it, there are others that haven’t and trust me when I say this kitchen hack is a must for a simple kitchen!

I learned a long time ago that my bread knife only has 2 purposes in life. One, of course, is bread. The other is for slicing tomatoes.

I have to tell you I have never been so frustrated as when I was trying to cut tomatoes in half and ending up with squished tomatoes.

You can use any size lid as long as it has a lip around the edge. You can even use small appetizer plates from your kitchen.

Slicing Many Tomatoes at One Time

Place lid with the lip facing up, so you have an edge that will hold your food. Fill lid with cherry tomatoes.

small tomatoes on blue plate

Place the 2nd lid on top of the tomatoes with the lip facing down. Firmly press down on the top lid, but do not squish your tomatoes.

The 2 lips will hold the tomatoes in place so they do not roll off the lid. Slide your knife between the lids and carefully slice through them.

slicing a lot of cherry tomatoes between two plates

Use the bread knife. It is like magic. It will perfectly slice through the skin without smooshing the insides. Trust me.

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It is going to save you soooo much time!

Enjoy!

With love from our simple kitchen to yours. 

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How to Slice a LOT of Tomatoes at One Time

Let me show you how to slice tomatoes, grapes, or basically, any small fruit or vegetable. You can slice dozens at one time with this hack!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Method: Mixed
Yield: 15 cherry tomatoes
Calories: 3cal
Author: Donna Elick

Materials

  • 15 cherry tomatoes or grapes, pitted olives or pitted cherries

Instructions

  • Grab 2 same size lids or plates. I use the lids from my Ziploc Twist N Lok containers.
    The lid does not have to be round. You can use any size lid as long as it has a lip around the edge. You can even use small appetizer plates from your kitchen.
  • Place lid with the lip facing up, so you have an edge that will hold your food. Fill lid with cherry tomatoes.
  • Place the 2nd lid on top of the tomatoes with the lip facing down. Firmly press down on the top lid, but do not squish your tomatoes.
  • The 2 lips will hold the tomatoes in place so they do not roll off the lid. Slide your knife between the lids and carefully slice through them.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 3cal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Sugar: 1g | Fiber: 1g | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg
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One Comment

  1. So cool, why did I not think of that. Will certainly be using it from now on. Thanks for the Hack, love it

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