postheadericon How to Blanch Tomatoes


Blanching tomatoes is necessary when you want use fresh tomatoes in soups, stews, sauces and other recipes.  By blanching tomatoes the skin is easily separated from the flesh with a minimum of tomato being wasted.


Medium to large tomatoes of any variety (garden fresh, Hot House, Roma, Steakhouse, etc)


1. In a large pot, bring water to a boil.

2. Add tomatoes

3. Boil 10-15 minutes or until the skin starts to seperate from the flesh.

4. Carefully remove the tomatoes from the boiling water and place into a bath of ice water for about 10 minutes or until cool.

5. Remove the skin from the flesh by hand.

6. Cut out the stem.

7. Use in your favorite recipe.

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