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Efficient Tomato Seed Removal

Tomatoes are a staple in many recipes, but their seeds can be a bit pesky. Here’s a quick and efficient tip for removing tomato seeds:


  • Ripe tomatoes
  • Sharp knife
  • Teaspoon or grapefruit spoon



  1. Select Ripe Tomatoes: Choose ripe tomatoes for the best flavor and easier seed removal.
  2. Cut the Tomato: Cut the tomato in half horizontally (across the equator) rather than vertically (from top to bottom).
  3. Hold Over a Bowl: Hold one tomato half over a bowl, cut side facing down. This will catch any juices and seeds that fall out.
  4. Scoop Out the Seeds: Take a teaspoon or a grapefruit spoon (the one with serrated edges) and gently scoop out the seeds and any surrounding pulp from the tomato. Start from the center and work your way out to the edges.
  5. Done! You now have a seedless tomato half, and the bowl contains any juice or seeds you might want to save for sauces or soups.


This method is quick, minimizes waste, and ensures your tomato recipes won’t have unwanted seeds. It’s particularly useful for dishes like fresh salsas, bruschetta, or when preparing tomatoes for sandwiches and salads.

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