It is possible to quickly freeze raw tomatoes without blanching them first & it's the best way to preserve their fresh tomato flavor to use once tomato season is over.They can be frozen whole, chopped or sliced. It is best to use the tomatoes within one year. Be sure to label and date your freezer bag.
When frozen tomatoes are thawed they do not remain solid and are not suitable for sandwiches or salads. However, frozen tomatoes are a delicious addition to cooked dishes such as curry, soups, sauces,stews & chili etc.There is no need to peel tomatoes before freezing them - the skins will slip right off after being frozen.
Wash all the tomatoes
Wipe nice and clean with paper towel or kitchen towel
Cut out the top part of the core & any bad spots using a knife .
Dice/Slice/Chop tomatoes as desired
Date And Label The freezer bags before filling them
Fill the bags as per your recipe requirement , i put 3 tomatoes per bag as i use that much for any curry i make for the whole family.
Tip from a reader (Donanne Avery):-Stick a straw just inside the bag when it is almost closed and suck out some air...trying not to get into the tomato!
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