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How to blanch and peel tomatoes

A quick video tutorial for blanching and peeling tomatoes to use in your favorite dish.
Prep Time2 mins
Active Time3 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: How To
Keyword: blanch and peel tomatoes, easy method to blanch and peel tomatoes, how to, how to blanch and peel tomatoes, how to quickly blanch tomatoes, quick method to blanch and peel tomatoes, video for how to blanch and peel tomatoes
Author: Framed Recipes


  • Bowl - 2 (you need two if you planning to use an ice bath)
  • Sharp Knife
  • Paring Knife
  • Slotted Spoon
  • Dishtowel - to pat dry tomatoes after washing them


  • Tomatoes
  • Boiling Water


  • Wash and pat dry the tomatoes.
  • Using a sharp knife, mark a shallow X at the bottom of the tomatoes. Place them in a bowl.
  • Pour boiling water into the bowl. [Be careful while pouring the water].
  • Wait for a couple of minutes or until the skin starts to peel.
  • Remove the tomatoes from the bowl using a slotted spoon. Set aside for them to cool down. [Note: You can also put them in cold water to speed up the cooling process]. Using a paring knife, peel away the skin. Starting at the shallow X helps with the peeling. Repeat with the rest of the tomatoes if any.
  • Blanched and peeled tomatoes are ready to be used in your favorite dish. If you are freezing them for future use, cut them into the desired size and store in freezer-safe containers.



The exact time you need to blanch and peel tomatoes would vary depending on how many tomatoes you have for the process. Large batches would take longer than indicated in the perp time and active time indicated.