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How to Freeze Tomatoes (the Easy Way)

This easy method allows you to skip blanching and when you thaw them, the skin slides right off. This is a great way to avoid wasting fresh tomatoes when they're at their peak ripeness.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 44kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 tomatoes (or more or less depending on what you have on hand)

Instructions

To freeze tomatoes:

  • Wash and dry the tomatoes.
  • Remove the stem.
  • Add to a freezer bag (plastic or silicone), remove as much air as possible, and seal.
  • Freeze for up to 1 year.

To thaw frozen tomatoes:

  • Remove a bag from the freezer. Place into the sink or a large bowl at least overnight. (They take a while to thaw if the bag is full.)
  • Once thawed, slip the skins off (they slide right off). You can discard the liquid or use it in place of stock in recipes.
  • Cook tomatoes as desired. (See recipe ideas in the Notes.)

Notes

Nutrition

Calories: 44kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 583mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 2049IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg