How to peel tomatoes

If you read my last post about homemade pasta sauce, you will know that the first step is to peel and remove seeds from tomatoes.  How do you do it?  It’s extremely easy.


  1. Boil a large pot of water and prepare an ice bath.
  2. While water is heating, wash tomatoes.  Cut an X shape into the end of the tomato with the stem.  It does not need to be large or deep, just enough to piece the skin.
  3. Place tomatoes in boiling water for around 10 seconds.  You may notice the skins start to peel away from the X.
  4. Remove tomatoes from boiling water and place in ice bath to cool.
  5. Peel.

It’s that simple!


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