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How To Core a Tomato


Cored tomatoes are much easier to handle when peeling. Here's how to do it.
Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: 1 minute

Here's How:

  1. Place the tomato on its side, holding it steady with one hand.
  2. Just outside the core and next to the stem, insert a small knife about 1 inch into the tomato.
  3. Rotating the tomato as you cut, carve a full circle around the stem end, keeping the point of the knife angled towards the center.
  4. Remove the core.


  1. Use cored, peeled tomatoes in sauces, salads, and other dishes.
  2. For stuffed tomatoes, cut a wider circle then remove all of the pulp.

What You Need

  • tomatoes
  • small sharp knife

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