how to freeze tomatoes whole

How to Freeze Tomatoes Whole

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1.     Wash, dry and core whole tomatoes.  Ripe, medium to large tomatoes are the best for freezing.

2.     Clear space in your freezer where the tomatoes can sit flat while they freeze.  Fill a zip-top freezer bag or other freezer safe container with tomatoes, without squishing them together.  Place the container flat in the freezer.

3.     Once frozen, tomatoes can be stored for up to six months as long as they are in airtight containers.  Thaw at room temperature for 30 minutes, at which point the skins will peel off with ease! 

4.     Frozen tomatoes can be grated for instant pasta sauce or thawed completely, chopped, and added to soups, stews, sauces etc.  They will not be enjoyable raw after freezing.