My salsa recipe calls for peeled tomatoes. To peel a tomato easily, you can scald them. It's a very easy process.
Fill a pot one-half to two-thirds full of water; bring to a rolling boil. Wash tomatoes and score an "x" in the bottom of each with a paring knife. Drop scored tomatoes into boiling water for about 30 seconds. Remove tomatoes and place in a bowl of cold water to stop the cooking process. The skins will slide off easily!