Freezing Summer Tomatoes
Firm ripe tomatoes
plastic freezer safe storage bags or
plastic freezer safe containers
Choose ripe, firm tomatoes, your favorite variety. Clean thoroughly and leave whole.
Bring 8 quarts of water to a rolling boil, then carefully lower whole tomatoes into the boiling water.
Leave for 30-45 seconds.
Remove and immediately immerse in cold ice water.
Remove the peel and core. [tip: An apple corer works great for this task.]
Quarter, or chop as desired.
Package in freezer bags or freezer safe containers leaving 1 inch of head space. [tip: If using a bag, press all of the air out of the bag]
Label the exterior of the bag or container with the amount and contents.
When preparing vegetables or fruits to freeze, be certain you start with clean hands, utensils and containers.