How to Dice Tomatoes

A simple 3-step tutorial for dicing tomatoes. Apply this method to anything you want to cut into cubes quickly and with little mess.

Diced Tomatoes in Ramekin

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1) First, wash and remove any stickers from your tomato.

2) Cut the tomato into slices. Use a serrated kitchen knife or a very sharp straight-edged knife for slicing. Take care that the slices are the same thickness. If you want a very small dice of tomato, make the slices close together.

Sliced tomato on cutting board

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3) Arrange the tomatoes next to each other, or stacked on top of each other. Slice them into strips. Now slice the tomato into a same-size dice. You will notice how little juice there is.

Diced Tomatoes

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Want to make tomato sauce with fresh tomatoes? Here’s how to peel, seed, and dice fresh tomatoes for smooth, never-bitter tomato sauces:

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