Originally Posted by Cheryl J
I chop up the whole tomato, haven't ever thought the skins or seeds are bitter.
Same here. I prefer the taste & texture of using the whole tomato. If anyone prefers to skin/seed the tomato, feel free. The recipe was designed to be flexible to taste.
A food processor or handy chopper make very quick and easy work, although I used to make it before I had either of those tools.