A Genius Hack for Slicing Cherry Tomatoes

07/31/2014 at 01:26 PM ET

How to slice cherry tomatoes
James Ransom

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!

Prep Slicing Cherry Tomatoes on Food52

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.

Slicing Cherry Tomatoes on Food52

Hold the top lid to keep everything in place, and carefully slice through the tomatoes with a serrated knife.

Halved Cherry Tomatoes on Food52

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

This article was originally published on Food52, a site that brings cooks together to share recipes, ideas and support.

—Kristy Mucci

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CindyTopeka on

Oh come on, how hard is it to slice cherry tomatos…SRSLY ?

sarahwhttington7 on

Or just use scissors

Heather on

I think it would take me longer to find 2 lids that would work good and then arrange them in there so the cuts would be even. I like them cut pretty evenly so this would probably be a challenge for me! I’ll just slice them. It takes like 10 seconds!

Loo on

I cut my grapes for my little ones, i have 2 lids that work perfectly and it saves time.

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