Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.
Today: We're re-running one of our all-time favorite kitchen hacks -- now with snazzy new photos!
Slicing cherry tomatoes individually can be kind of time-consuming. While we're never opposed to just eating them whole, sometimes you've got to slice into them. Here's a quick tip for halving handfuls of cherry tomatoes at a time, using a few things you probably have lying around your kitchen.
If you've got any other tips or tricks for dealing with tomatoes, share them with us in the comments!
More: Learn more about cherry tomatoes and their tomato brethren here.
First, you need two lids from plastic containers. Set one on your counter, right side-up, and fill it with a single layer of tomatoes. Place the other on top, upside-down.
Hold the top lid to keep everything in place, and carefully slice through the tomatoes with a serrated knife.
More: Use your freshly sliced cherry tomatoes to make crispy oven-dried tomatoes and garlic.
And that's it: instantly halved cherry tomatoes. Now go enjoy the rest of tomato season.
Photos by James Ransom