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How To Core a Tomato

When you know how to Core a Tomato a whole new cooking world opens up to you! . You’ll be ready for sandwiches, salads and even freezing and canning!
Prep Time1 min
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time1 min
Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to core a tomato
Servings: 3 servings
Calories: 7kcal
Author: Wendi Spraker
Cost: $1


  • knife
  • cutting board


  • 1 Tomato


  • Wash the tomato
  • Using a 4-5 inch blade paring knife (very sharp), point the blade beside the stem and cut down into the center of the tomato from the top stem area. Cut in a funnel shape around the stem.
  • When you have cut all the way around the stem, pull the center out. This is the core. It is white and hard.
  • Look down into the center of the tomato and see if you were able to cut out all of this white area.



  • Use fresh, plump ripe tomatoes for this project.
  • You’ll want your knife to be very sharp so that you don’t have to apply much pressure. Applying pressure to a tomato usually results in juice and seeds going everywhere.
  • Use a paring knife (small 4-5 inch long blade) for this job instead of a chefs knife.
  • Make sure to use a cutting board so that you don’t mark up your other surfaces.
  • Hold the tomato down on a surface and go into the tomato from directly above the tomato, poke down about half way and cut in a funnel shape.


Calories: 7kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 97mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 342IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg