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How to Cut a Tomato for Salad

Red, tasty, perfect pieces of tomato adorning the top of your delightfully made green salad! It’s EASY, you just have to know how to cut a tomato for salad and you’ll be the host with the most! 

This is an upclose photo of Summer Cherry Tomato Salad

Summer Cherry Tomato Salad

 

Why This Recipe Works

  • Easy
  • Fast
  • Reliable 
  • You have everything you need right in your kitchen.

Here’s How To Cut a Tomato for a Salad.

STEP 1. Remove the Stem and Core  the Tomato. Then cut in half from top to bottom.

STEP 2. Cut the tomato into 8 pieces cutting from top to bottom. 

Tomato slices on cutting board with knife

STEP 3. Cut the tomato slices in half!

tomato slices cut into pieces

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s).

What Size Tomato Should I Use For Salad? 

Any size will work for a salad but for this type of cut, you’ll want to use one that is about the size of your fist. 

Do I Need a Special Knife to Cut Tomatoes? 

No special knife is needed. Just use a sharp one. 

What Type of Tomato Should I Use for Salad? 

When cutting a tomato for salad, you’ll want to use one of the following tomatoes: 

  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Roma Tomatoes
  • Fresh Garden Tomatoes
  • On the vine hot house tomatoes.
  • In the winter, you’ll find that the cherry or roma tomatoes have the best flavor.
  • To Cut a Cherry Tomato for a salad, simply remove the stem and then cut in half or in quarters. 
A close up view of Zesty Cucumber and Tomato Salad

Zesty Cucumber and Tomato Salad. Photo Credit Christine Rooney

Tips and Tricks for Cutting Tomatoes for Salad

  • When using a small tomato, simply cut in halves or quarters
  • Use the smaller tomatoes in the winter time, they have a more reliable flavor. 
  • Fresh tomatoes are always the best for salad and you’ll want to cut those as the photos listed above. 
  • On the vine tomatoes are great off season salads as well.

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How to Cut a Tomato For Salad

Red, tasty, perfect pieces of tomato adorning the top of your delightfully made green salad! It’s EASY, you just have to know how to cut a tomato for salad and you’ll be the host with the most!
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Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to cut a tomato for a salad, how to cut tomato for salad
Prep Time: 3 minutes
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Total Time: 3 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 6kcal
Author: Wendi Spraker

Ingredients

  • 1 Tomato

Instructions

  • Remove the tomato core with a sharp knife.
  • Cut the tomato in half from the stem to far end and continue cutting those slices in half until you have 8 slices.
  • Cut the slices in half at the equator. Remove any obvious seeds.
  • Your tomato is ready for your salad!

Notes

  • When using a cherry tomato, simply cut in halves or quarters
  • Use the cherry or roma tomatoes in the winter time, they have a more reliable flavor. 
  • Fresh garden tomatoes are always the best for salad and you’ll want to cut those as the photos listed above. 
  • On the vine hot house tomatoes are great off season salads as well.  

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
How to Cut a Tomato For Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 6 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 2mg0%
Potassium 73mg2%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 256IU5%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 3mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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