Cut a dozen cherry tomatoes in half all at once

Those slippery, small cherry tomatoes just love to get out of hand.  Literally!

But here is a pro chef’s kitchen hack to halve those cherry tomatoes. Perfectly.  And safely.

Drop them on a bread plate.  Cover with another bread plate… leaving enough of an opening to slide a sharp knife through.

Zip and you’re done.  Watch the technique in action below. Video transcript

 

 

Slicing cherry tomatoes video transcript

Today I’m going to show you a quick and simple way to cut cherry tomatoes.

If you’re doing them one at a time with a knife it can take a long time. Sometimes the juice squirts out and you’ve got to be careful not to cut your fingers.

So here’s a fun tip to make it a lot quicker and safer, too.  Start by taking your tomatoes, put them all on the plate. Then take another plate. Turn it upside down and place it on top. There should be a gap in between the plates like this.

Next take a sharp knife hold the top plate in place and carefully run the knife in between the plates making sure to cut away from yourself.

Take the plate off and we’ve cut every one of the tomatoes nicely in half. Pretty cool,  huh?

I hope you’ve enjoyed watching this video. If you want to see more cooking tips click on the top link on the right hand side or take a look at some of my other videos. Stay safe. And as always thanks for watching.