Is It OK to Freeze Tomatoes?

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Q: If it is not a good idea to store your home-grown tomatoes in the refrigerator, then is it also bad to freeze them? And if it does not harm the flavor or texture to freeze them, is it better to cook them first or freeze them raw? My tomatoes are on the kitchen counter awaiting your reply!

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Editor: Yes, you can freeze tomatoes, either cooked or raw! Frozen tomatoes certainly are not the same as fresh; freezing really changes their texture, of course. So they are best used in recipes where they will be cooked or pureed, like sauces or soups, but they still taste amazing!

Added bonus: frozen tomatoes, when thawed, slip right out of their skins. Super easy peeling!

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