With the warmer weather on its way, we are beginning to eat more salad. What is the best way to cut/slice/chop a tomato? The way you cut a tomato will depend on what you plan to use it for, as well as the ripeness and size of the tomato itself.
The first step in cutting a tomato is to choose the right knife. Our super sharp Rocknife is essential for cutting a tomato without crushing it.
Cut off the stem of the tomato. Use the tip of the knife to cut out the hard, green stem, being careful not to remove too much of the tomato flesh.
Now that the stem is removed, you can decide how thick you want your tomato slices to be. If you want thick slices, cut the tomato into rounds. If you want thin slices, cut the tomato in half and then slice it.
With a Rocknife you slice through the tomato and repeat from the top, in a circular motion. Be sure to keep your fingers away from the blade of the knife to avoid injury.
If you plan to use the tomato for a salad or sandwich, you may want to remove the seeds and pulp before slicing it. To do this, cut the tomato in half and use a spoon to scoop out the seeds and pulp.
In summary, cutting a tomato may seem like a simple task, but there are actually several factors to consider to ensure that you cut it in the best way possible. By choosing the right knife, removing the stem, holding the tomato steady, and using a correct motion for that particular knife, you can easily and safely cut a tomato for whatever purpose you have in mind. Have fun with your Rocknife!