How to Peel Tomatoes

Author Cindy Campbell


  • Tomatoes


  1. Bring a small pot of water to a boil. Fill a small mixing bowl with water and LOTS of ice.
  2. Use a knife to cut an X in the bottom of each of the tomatoes.
  3. Working 1 or 2 at a time, place the tomato into the boiling water.
  4. After about 20 seconds, use a slotted spoon to transfer the tomato from the pot to the ice water. (This stops the tomato from cooking any further).
  5. Once cool, take the tomato out of the water, and the skin should slide off practically on its own!

Recipe Notes

This method also works well with peaches!