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how to cut a tomato

How To Cut A Tomato

  • Author: Ryan Limbag
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: Varies


Learn how to cut tomatoes into wedges, slices, and cubes.


  • 1 Tomato


Thoroughly wash tomatoes before making any cuts.

Tomato Wedges

  1. Place tomato stem side down and cut in half down the middle.
  2. Place halves on the surface cut-side down.
  3. Cut each half in half to make tomato quarters.
  4. Make diagonal cuts through the skin to the corner of each quarter to make wedges.

Tomato Slices

  1. Place the tomato on its side, and make slices starting at one end of the tomato, moving towards the other.
  2. Adjust the thickness of your slices depending you your use and preference.  

Tomato Cubes

  1. Cut the bottom (opposite the stem side) of the tomato off.
  2. Place the tomato stem-side down and cut the flattened side into a criss-cross pattern. Stop before you cut through to the cutting board on each cut.
  3. Cut the tomato in half through one of your partial cuts.
  4. With the newly cut side of the tomato against the cutting surface, make cross cuts to form cubes. 
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Knife Skills
  • Cuisine: Any

Keywords: cutting tomatoes, tomato slices, tomato wedges, tomato cubes, diced tomatoes, tomatoes for salads, tomatoes for sauces, tomatoes for sandwiches