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Best Ways To Store And Use Tomatoes

Best Storage

The countertop is the best place to store tomatoes.

Always store tomatoes on the countertop, away from direct sunlight, to retain their best flavour. Once they start getting a little soft, pop them into the fridge to preserve their shelf life for a couple more days.

Cut tomatoes should be stored in the fridge.

Ensure your fridge is set between 0 and 4°C.

Can I Freeze It?


Whole cherry tomatoes can be frozen and used straight from the freezer. Try making a sauce with any squishy tomatoes and freezing for use in pasta or casserole dishes another day.

Fresher For Longer

To ripen green tomatoes, put them in a paper bag with a piece of ripe fruit.

Slow roast tomatoes that are going past their best. Once cool, cover with oil in an airtight container and store in the fridge. It’s a great way to enjoy the fresh tomato flavour for longer!

Use It Up

Try your frozen tomatoes in place of tinned tomatoes the next time you’re making spaghetti Bolognese or chili.

Bruised or overripe? Try them in a sauce, vinaigrette, savoury tomato jam, soup, salsa or frittata.

Did You Know?

Tomatoes are one of the most commonly wasted foods in Canada.

Storing tomatoes in the fridge not only makes them lose their flavour, but the texture can become mealy.

Get More From Your Food

Tomato sauce

May be refrigerated for up to 5 days, or frozen in re-sealable plastic bags for up to 6 months.