Cored and Seeded Tomatoes

How to Core and Seed Tomatoes

By Erin Huffstetler | 08/08/2013 | No Comments
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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

Total Time:

10 mins

What You Do:

Cut Around the Tomato Stem at a 45 Degree Angle

Cut around the stem of a peeled tomato, angling your knife in at a 45 degree angle as you cut.

Removing the Tomato Core

Then, use your fingers to pop out the stem and the core.

Cutting Tomato in Half at the Equator

Now, turn the tomato on its side, and cut it in half.

Tomato Halves

Seeded Tomato

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.

Closeup of Seeded and Cored Tomatoes

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.

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