Before we get on with the different ways you can cut a Roma Tomato, let’s first talk about what it is. A Roma Tomato is shaped like an elongated Egg and is almost three inches long. Following are some of the properties of Roma Tomatoes that you must know before we get on with How to dice Roma tomatoes?
- Bright red
- Has smooth and thick skin
- Very few seeds
- High sugar content
- Highly acidic
- Low moisture
- Meaty flesh
Roma Tomatoes are great for making thick sauces, and the most commonly used ingredient is Tomato paste. One of the best things about Roma Tomatoes is that they are available in all seasons, and you don’t have to worry about storing a large amount of them.
Roma Tomatoes are available in a variety of colors such as yellow and orange. However, the main color is red.
Types of Roma Tomatoes
Other than the normal-sized Roma Tomatoes, there are two more that are grown:
Baby Roma Tomatoes are also grown that are similar in taste and shape but much smaller in size than the big Roma Tomatoes.
Dwarf Roma Tomatoes is the second type, a dwarf-sized plant that grows Roma Tomatoes that are 3 ounces in weight. These are only one foot tall or less.
How To Dice Roma Tomatoes?
Roma Tomatoes are used in numerous recipes. Each recipe calls for a different type and size of the cut of Tomatoes. Dicing Tomatoes is not very difficult once you know your cuts. To cut a Roma Tomato, follow the steps below:
Wash The Tomatoes
First things first, you must wash your Tomatoes thoroughly before you use them. Add these Tomatoes to a bowl and set them under running water. Rub each Tomato to remove any dirt or debris. Make sure to remove stickers of any.
Removing The Top
There’s always a stem in the Tomatoes that must be cut. Some people don’t care about it and use it as is. However, we recommend you cut it off. Cut off the head of the Roma Tomato to remove the stem. You’re now left with one flat end of the Tomato.
At this step, you may or may not remove the seeds of the Tomato.
Cutting The Tomatoes
Firstly, cut the Tomato from the center. Make sure to cut evenly. Now divide the two halves again into thin strips. Once you have your strips cut, now cut them horizontally to dice them into cubes.
Dicing Roma Tomatoes is very easy; however, we suggest not to dice them, or even if you are dicing them, dice them into medium-sized cubes. These Tomatoes are already smaller in size as compared to regular-sized Tomatoes, and if you cut them into much smaller cubes, these might get mushed easily.
How Can You Use Roma Tomatoes?
One thing about Roma Tomatoes is that they are not as juicy as compared to a regular Tomato. This is mainly because they have very little moisture than them. However, you can use these Tomatoes to make a thick sauce as they reduce down well and quicker. Cooking these Tomatoes takes out the best flavor from them and can help you intensify the flavors of any dish you add them to.
Roma Tomatoes can be used in the following dishes:
And much more. You can do so much with these Tomatoes, such as baking, roasting, stuffing them, and much more.
Storing Roma Tomatoes
Storing these Tomatoes correctly is very important. You need to keep them away from Direct Sunlight; otherwise, they may go bad earlier than their expiry date.
When buying Roma Tomatoes, make sure you check them. There should not be any soft spots. Instead, they should be firm and ripe. You may use these immediately, or you can store them in your fridge. You may even cut them and freeze them and use them whenever you like.
Following are some delicious and mouth-watering recipes for you to try out:
- Delicious and easy Lunch recipes: Asian Salmon Burgers, Spinach Curry Andhra Recipe, Spinach Feta Chicken Longhorn recipe, Brown Rice Quinoa Pasta, Instant Meatball Recipes
- Brown Rice recipes that we love: Brown Rice Noodles with Peanut Sauce, Brown Rice Ramen, Brown Rice Krispies, Brown Rice Cracker Recipe, Brown Rice Spaghetti with Oregano and Olive sauce
We hope you try out all our recipe recommendations. But, if you do, do let us know in the comments below and share the pictures of all the dishes you make.