How to Cut Cherry Tomatoes

Is trying to slice cherry tomatoes getting you down? Wrangling these little suckers can be a difficult process, leaving you frustrated and possibly even injured. But don't give up just yet! There's a way to cut up cherry tomatoes that won't end in tears.

Steps

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    Wash and prepare your tomatoes. Inspect them to ensure you are cutting only ripe, red tomatoes, disposing of any moldy or mushy ones. Dry the tomatoes well with a paper towel and you're ready to move on.
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    Put your tomatoes on a plate. Try to fit as many as you can, but ideally you want a little bit of space between tomatoes. Don’t pile them on! You want to end up with a nice even layer of cherry tomatoes.
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    Place another plate on top of the first plate. This should completely cover the tomatoes. They should be snug underneath the second plate, and a thin gap between plates should be visible.
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    Place your hand over the top plate to steady the tomatoes. You want to hold them firmly so the tomatoes don’t roll, but avoid pushing the plate down, as this will smash the tomatoes.
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    Move your knife into place so it fits into gap between the plates. Begin moving the knife through the gap, which should bring the blade through the tomato layer you created in step 2.
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    Slice all the way through the plate to the other side. If you have positioned the tomatoes correctly, you should have sliced through most of them!
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    Remove your plate and inspect the tomatoes to ensure they have all been cut in half. If you missed a few, just replace the plate and continue to cut until you get them all.

Things You’ll Need

  • Cherry tomatoes
  • 2 plates (same size)
  • Sharp knife


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Categories: Food Cutting Techniques