Kitchen Confidence

A Hack for Slicing Cherry Tomatoes

By • August 8, 2012 • 21 Comments

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Cherry Tomatoes

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!!

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You need two lids from plastic containers, fill one with the tomatoes. 

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Place the other on top. 

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Hold the top lid to keep everything in place and carefully slice through the tomatoes. 

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And that's it, instantly halved cherry tomatoes. Now go enjoy the rest of tomato season. 

Tags: Kitchen Confidence, how-to, hack, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, slicing, how-to & diy

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2 months ago Denise Rambo

Those are not cherry tomatoes ... They're grape tomatoes.

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8 months ago Chris Gaugler

I'm so excited! Have to go home tonight and slice some up for dinner. Thanks for the tip!

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8 months ago Travler2130

This is brilliant!!!! Love the tip about slicing grapes this way too.

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8 months ago suz

...thank-u sooo much on sharing this tip--I'll never look at tomatoes the same when it comes to chasing those little guy's around to half them-clever-clever!!

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8 months ago Kathy Cooks

So brilliant! Thanks a bunch

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over 1 year ago LauriL

Thank you again to all the people who have curiosity and take the time to ponder ....what if!!!!!!

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over 1 year ago NunnGirl

Love this!!

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over 1 year ago Ordinary Blogger (Rivki Locker)

this is amazingly brilliant!!! thank you for sharing.

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over 1 year ago annemax

I saw this a while ago and tried it. By the time I found the two lids, lined up the tomatoes and cut them, it was pretty much the same as doing them individually (and you have the lids to wash too). Maybe you guys are doing a lot more at a time then I am?

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over 1 year ago Dr.Insomnia

Next time you'll know which lids to use. You don't need to line up the tomatoes, just fill the lid. Why wash the lids? Tomato juice is 99% water; a brief rinse is all they need, or negligible space in a dishwasher.

One slice through. Safer than slicing individual tomatoes, too, since it's hard to do them quickly without being a little unsafe.

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over 1 year ago Canebrake

When I read the heading to this tip, I thought: this is ridiculous, what could I possibly learn about slicing cherry tomatoes? Fortunately, I love cherry tomatoes with my sautéed crow.

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over 1 year ago TXExpatInBKK

Love it! Your comment made me laugh out loud!

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over 1 year ago Waitillastminute

Brilliant!

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over 1 year ago Waitillastminute

Brilliant!

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over 1 year ago zahavah

wow!

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over 1 year ago zahavah

wow!

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over 1 year ago lem

What a great time saving technique....it's a keeper!

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over 1 year ago Catherine Lucas

That is terrific! Thanks!

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over 1 year ago Michael Hoffman

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Amazing! I want dozens of hours of my life back!

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over 1 year ago greatscott

this works great on grapes too. I like sliced grapes in my curry chicken salad...

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over 1 year ago Crispini

Yes! Gotta try it on those pesky little grapes too!