Yesterday, I showed you how to peel tomatoes. Today, let’s look at how to core and seed tomatoes. It’s a skill you’ll need, if you want to make your own salsa or tomato sauce.
Let’s get started!
How to Core and Seed Tomatoes
What You Do:
Cut around the stem of a peeled tomato, angling your knife in at a 45 degree angle as you cut.
Then, use your fingers to pop out the stem and the core.
Now, turn the tomato on its side, and cut it in half.
Scoop out the seeds and any remaining core (the white part). You can use a spoon to do this, but I find it’s faster to use my fingers. Don’t worry about getting every last seed out, if a few get left behind, it won’t hurt anything.
And that’s all there is to coring and seeding a tomato. Repeat the process with the rest of your tomatoes. Then, get busy making tasty things, like salsa, tomato sauce, crushed tomatoes, diced tomatoes or stewed tomatoes.