Whole tomatoes can be stored in the fridge or at room temperature, depending on how ripe they are. But if you’ve already sliced into one, the fridge is always the best place for them to be. Here’s how to do it right and maximise their freshness.
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You start slicing into a large, juicy tomato when you realise you only need a few slices. If you slice it all up now, it might go to waste, so it’s best to store it and save it for later. According to Meghan Splawn at The Kitchn, the best way to store your remaining tomato halves is cut-side down on a paper towel. Stick a paper towel in the bottom of a storage container, place the open face of the tomato on the paper towel, and stick the closed container in the fridge. If you use it within two days, it will taste good as new. Just make sure you remove it from the fridge about 30 minutes before you eat it so it can return to room temperature and achieve its ideal texture. If you can’t use it over the next couple days, stick it in the freezer until you need it.
The Best Way to Store Cut Tomatoes [The Kitchn]