How to Peel a Tomato

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  • You know how to peel a carrot, potato and maybe even a zucchini, but you may go your entire life without even peeling a tomato. Many people do, don’t feel sad. But don’t you wish you knew how?

    Learn how to peel a tomato in just a minute! Super easy without cooking the tomato. Perfect for sauces, salads and salsas!

    Learn how to peel a tomato in just a minute! Super easy without cooking the tomato. Perfect for sauces, salads and salsas! #howtopeelatomato #tomatoes www.savoryexperiments.com

    But peeling tomatoes is a basic kitchen skill we should all have! Peeled tomatoes are used in all sorts of tasty recipes that don’t need the waxy skin getting in the way of the tender, juicy flesh.

    It sounds daunting, but it really isn’t. And after you get used to peeling tomatoes, the process actually goes quite fast.

    What types of recipes use peeled tomatoes? Plenty! And honestly you can use a peeled tomato in any recipe that calls for unpeeled tomatoes, just minus the skin.

    Learn how to peel a tomato in just a minute! Super easy without cooking the tomato. Perfect for sauces, salads and salsas! #howtopeelatomato #tomatoes www.savoryexperiments.com

    Off the top of my head, use peeled tomatoes in salsa, marinara sauce, salads, bruschetta and more! When you start to think about it, I’m sure you’ll come up with a handful of ways to use peeled tomatoes,

    So here it is… how to peel a tomato:

    Fill a medium saucepan halfway with water, bring to a boil.

    While waiting for the water to boil, fill a medium mixing bowl with cold water and few ice cubes.

    Using a sharp paring knife, score an “X” in the bottom of each tomato.

    Learn how to peel a tomato in just a minute! Super easy without cooking the tomato. Perfect for sauces, salads and salsas! #howtopeelatomato #tomatoes www.savoryexperiments.com

    When the water comes to a boil, drop 1-2 tomatoes into the saucepan. Before careful to not crowd the pot. Boil for 30-45 seconds.

    Using tongs, remove and plunge into ice water. Allow to sit for 1 minutes before removing to a plate.

    Learn how to peel a tomato in just a minute! Super easy without cooking the tomato. Perfect for sauces, salads and salsas! #howtopeelatomato #tomatoes www.savoryexperiments.com

    Skin should easily peel off the tomato.

    Use tomatoes however you see fit and enjoy your new kitchen skill!

    Tools for peeling tomatoes:

    Small Saucepan – Small saucepans are great for sauces, reheating and peeling just a couple of tomatoes!

    Paring Knife – Every kitchen needs a good paring knife. You don’t think you need one… until ya do!

    Recipes that use peeled tomatoes:

    Watch our How to Peel and Tomato Video:

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    How to Peel a Tomato
    Prep Time
    5 mins
    Cook Time
    5 mins
    Total Time
    10 mins
     
    Learn how to peel a tomato in just a minute! Super easy without cooking the tomato. Perfect for sauces, salads and salsas! 
    Course: Side Dish
    Cuisine: American
    Servings: 4
    Calories: 88 kcal
    Author: Jessica Formicola
    Ingredients
    • 4 tomatoes
    Instructions
    1. Fill a medium saucepan halfway with water, bring to a boil.
    2. While waiting for the water to boil, fill a medium mixing bowl with cold water and few ice cubes.
    3. Using a sharp paring knife, score an “X” in the bottom of each tomato.
    4. When the water comes to a boil, drop 1-2 tomatoes into the saucepan. Before careful to not crowd the pot. Boil for 30-45 seconds.
    5. Using tongs, remove and plunge into ice water. Allow to sit for 1 minutes before removing to a plate.
    6. Skin should easily peel off the tomato.
    Nutrition Facts
    How to Peel a Tomato
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 88
    % Daily Value*
    Sodium 24mg 1%
    Potassium 1166mg 33%
    Total Carbohydrates 19g 6%
    Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
    Sugars 12g
    Protein 4g 8%
    Vitamin A 82%
    Vitamin C 81.7%
    Calcium 4.9%
    Iron 7.4%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

    Learn how to peel a tomato in just a minute! Super easy without cooking the tomato. Perfect for sauces, salads and salsas! #howtopeelatomato #tomatoes www.savoryexperiments.com

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