If you've been wondering How to Dice a Tomato, then look no further! This is the easiest, quickest, and best way possible! Once you cut this fresh fruit into evenly sized cubes you can use it in an endless number of dishes.
Rinse and scrub the tomato to remove any visible dirt or debris and then dry thoroughly with a dish towel.
Place the tomato on a cutting board, stem side-up. Place a well sharpened chef’s knife about ¼ to ½-inch to the right of the stem. Make a slice all of the way down to the base of the tomato, following the natural curvature of the fruit. Rotate the tomato 90 degrees, with the stem side still facing up, and cut off this side of the tomato. Repeat this process until you have 4 slabs of tomato and the core with the seeds still attached. Discard the core.
Using a spoon or the knife, brush away any seeds that still remain within the tomato slices.
Lay one piece skin side-down onto the cutting board and make cuts approximately ¼ to ½-inch apart to get strips. Turn the strips and make additional cuts perpendicular to those that are roughly the same width apart. Repeat this process until all pieces of tomato have been diced.
Use immediately or store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3-4 days.
Meal Prep and Storage
To Prep-Ahead: You can dice tomatoes up to one day before you need them to save time.
To Store: Keep them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 to 3 days. After that, the meat will break down and they will get watery.
To Freeze: The best way to keep tomatoes longer is to first flash freeze them by placing them on a baking sheet in a single layer. Set them in the freezer for a few hours until they are frozen and hard. Then, transfer the tomatoes to a freezer-safe container and store for up to 6 to 9 months.
How to Dice a Tomato
Amount Per Serving
Calories 22Calories from Fat 3
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 0.03g0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.04g
Vitamin A 1025IU21%
Vitamin C 17mg21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.