A Pound of Tomatoes = about Two Cups Chopped?
In honour of Annie's nuptials, I'm making salsa today!
About half the tomatoes I'm using are ones I picked & froze before I went away last week. I've used frozen tomatoes for plain sauce before but never for salsa, and I'm asking for a double-check on quantity. Since I froze the toms whole and they're now all deflated and have a lot of liquid drained from them just from my peeling, they're clearly not candidates for chopping and measuring like raw ones.
I weighed them before freezing, however. Based on a number of recipes in the Ellie Topp book, in which she says, for example, "eight cups of chopped tomatoes (about four pounds)", I get the idea that a pound of toms is about two cups chopped---so to get eight cups chopped for a batch of Annie's salsa I would use four pounds, and the six pounds I froze are the equivalent of about 12 cups, or a batch and a half.
Does that sound right to y'all? Anyone ever do a weight/volume comparison themselves?