1. Place a plastic takeout lid, rim side up, on a work surface. Fill with cherry tomatoes and place another lid on top, rim side down.
2. Using a sharp knife, cut between the lids from one side through to the other, while pressing down gently with your free hand.
3. Remove the lid and—voilà!—you’ve cut your tomatoes and your prep time in half, and turned an annoying task into a fun challenge!