Get your ingredients ready. Wash the tomatoes and set aside.
Fill a bowl with ice cubes and 1 cup of water and set aside.
Bring a 5 cups of water to a boil in a saucepan.
Make an X at the bottom of each tomato with a paring knife.
Place tomatoes in the saucepan of boiling water.
Cook until the skins begin to peel off (5 minutes)
Transfer tomatoes to the bowl of ice water and allow to cool for 2 - 3 minutes.
When cool enough to handle, peel the skin off each tomato.
Cut each tomato in quarters & remove and discard the seeds
Finely dice the flesh or mash it with a potato masher.