• 3tomatoes, cored
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Fill a large bowl with ice cubes and water and set aside.


  • Step 2

    Bring a large pot of water to a boil.

  • Step 3

    Cut an X in the bottom of each tomato with a knife.

  • Step 4

    Place prepared tomatoes in the pot of boiling water and cook until the skins begin to peel off, 10 to 40 seconds.

  • Step 5

    Transfer tomatoes to the bowl of ice water and allow to cool for 2 to 3 minutes. When cool enough to handle, peel the skin off each tomato.

  • Step 6

    Cut each tomato in half crosswise and remove and discard the seeds; finely dice the flesh.

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