How To’sday: Seeding and Chopping a Tomato

Removing tomato seeds and the jelly/juice that surrounds them is known as “seeding” a tomato. This technique is used to removed excess moisture from a finished recipe like pico de gallo. Removing tomato seeds can also improve the texture, and reduce bitterness from particular recipes. Make sure that for recipes where you remove the seeds/pulp of the tomato, that you include a squeeze of citrus, or a dash of apple cider or red wine vinegar to replace the acid flavor that you removed with the seeding. Try this technique for recipes like Sautéed Rainbow Chard with Tomatoes & Onions.

First, wash your tomatoes.

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Slice in half, across the equator of your tomato.

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Using a knife…

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…or your fingers, lift out the seeds/pulp.

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It’s easier to cut a tomato from the inside—it’s a fact.

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So, go ahead and slice your seeded tomato into long strips.

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And then cut across those strips to create smaller pieces.

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Now enjoy however you like!

Try: Rustic Green Tomato Skillet Bread

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What recipes do YU use seeded tomatoes in?

 

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