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Blanch Tomatoes

How to Blanch Tomatoes for easy peeling

An easy way to blanch and peel tomatoes and make your favorite recipes quickly.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Condiment
Servings 4


  • 4 tomatoes medium to large
  • water


  • Spray the tomatoes with vinegar and then rinse to get rid of impurities and pesticides. Place them in a bowl.
  • Use a paring knife or sharp knife to score an X on the bottom of each tomato. Do not cut the tomato too deep - just enough to pierce the skin. Make the X not too deep into the flesh. Place them back into the bowl until the next set.
  • Bring a pot filled with water, enough to submerge the tomato.
  • With a slotted spoon, carefully place the tomato inside the pan with boiling water. Let it sit for 30 seconds or longer but not more than 1 minute.
  • With the slotted spoon or regular spoon (wooden or metal), remove the tomato from the boiling water and immediately plunge into ice-cold water to prevent it from cooking longer.
  • Where the x is located, the skin should have started to peel off. Peel off the skin, and you may also use the knife to remove the skin gently.
  • Use in your favorite recipes and when a recipe calls for it.

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.

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