\u00a9 2020 wikiHow, Inc. All rights reserved. How to Keep Tomatoes Fresh Outside the Fridge. So if you can’t refrigerate tomatoes, what can you do? All tip submissions are carefully reviewed before being published. So, if you must refrigerate them, there are still some things you can do to minimize the damage, like eating them cooked instead of fresh. Remove all tomatoes from water and blend it. If you want to keep tomatoes fresh, with the original taste and texture, avoid the refrigerator as much as you can! Last Updated: June 4, 2020 Once cool, dump them onto the parchment paper and place the entire sheet tray in the freezer. Is it okay to store your tomatoes in the refrigerator?