We'll show you how to dice tomatoes in just 3 easy steps. You can use this same method to dice all kinds of foods quickly and easily.
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How to Dice Tomatoes

Be sure to remove produce stickers and rinse tomatoes before you get started. (It's usually easier to remove the stickers before rinsing.)

1. Slice the Tomato

Sliced tomato on cutting board
Credit: Meredith

Use a serrated kitchen knife or a very sharp straight-edged knife for slicing. Place the tomato on its side and cut into evenly spaced slices starting at the stem and ending at the bottom. Take care that the slices are the same thickness.

For steps 2 and 3, you'll make all of your cuts the same width as your slices in step 1 are thick. If you want a very small-size dice, make all of the slices closer together.

2. Cut the Slices Into Strips

Arrange the tomato slices next to each other or stacked on top of each other. Cut the slices into evenly spaced strips.

3. Dice Strips Into Small Cubes

Diced Tomatoes
Credit: Meredith

Lastly, make evenly spaced cuts across the strips and you'll see how the pieces come away as small cubes. Congratulations! You just diced a tomato.

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