The One Mistake You're Making When You Cook with Tomatoes

Tomatoes are as basic as you get. Cut them up, throw them in a hard can it be? But it turns out we’ve been missing one small but important detail: the seeds. Here’s how to deal with them.

If you’re blending your tomatoes in a soup or sauce: Go ahead and keep the seeds. They add dimension to the dish, giving your meal a richer, umami flavor. And when they’re all blended up, you won’t have to worry about getting them stuck in your teeth. But…

If you’re adding tomatoes to a salad, salsa, omelet or casserole: You actually want to scoop out the seeds with a spoon and toss 'em. They’re the culprits that make your dish extra gooey and watery, which can ruin the consistency of the recipe. In a salad, the extra moisture will make the lettuce wilt.

We know…this changes everything. But now you know.

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Lindsay Champion

Freelance Editor

From 2015-2020 Lindsay Champion held the role of Food and Wellness Director. She continues to write for PureWow as a Freelance Editor.
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