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How to cut a lemon

Let’s talk about how to cut a lemon. You most likely cut the lemon into slices and wedges. The goal here is to get the juice from the lemon.

I have a simple guide below that will have you covered. You are going to need a sharp knife and cutting board.

cutting lemons into wedges

Ingredients

  • Lemons

Equipment

  • Chef knife
  • Cutting board

3 Steps for cutting lemons

1. Wash the lemon

This part is very important. You always want to wash your citrus. It is also very important when you zest a lemon.

Run the lemon under cold water and give it a scrub. You could also you use a vegetable wash or a soap that is used for washing fruit.

2. Cut the ends off

cutting ends of the lemons

Put the lemon on its side and cut both ends off. You could alternatively skip this step but I think it allows for a better presentation and access to the fruit.

3. Slice the lemon down the middle

slicing the lemons

Take the lemon and put it upright or if you feel safe cutting flat go ahead and slice it down the middle.

This should leave you with 2 halves of the lemon.

4. Cut the lemon into wedges

slicing lemon wedges

Now you are going to cut those halves into quarters. Put the lemon peel side down and cut through the white part at an angle into segments.

In the end you should end up with 8 lemon wedges.

Cutting lemon wedges for cocktails

cutting wedges for cocktails

After you have followed all the steps to cutting a lemon I like to cut the wedges in half. This would give you 16 pieces that you can use for your cocktails.

After you have all your pieces slice them in the center. This is going to give a slot that can rest on a glass.

Now go ahead and enjoy them on your next cocktail! This method will also work cut oranges.

Wash the lemon and then cut it the long way. Cut those halves into quarters and you should end up with 8 wedges. Now cut those down again for a smaller size or use them as is and cut a slice in the middle. Now you can add them to the edge of your drink.

Cut the lemons into wedges and then give them slices horizontally across the wedges. This is going to give an area for the lemon juice to squeeze out easily.

how to cut a lemon

How to Cut a Lemon (4 Simple Steps) Home Cook Basics

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In this recipe we talk about how to cut a lemon and how to use them.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 2 mins
Cutting time 2 mins
Total Time 4 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Calories 31 kcal

Equipment

  • Cutting board
  • Chef knife

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lemon

Instructions
 

  • Wash the lemon.
  • Cut both ends off of the lemon.
  • Slice the lemon down the middle into halves.
  • Cut the halves into wedges.

Nutrition

Calories: 31kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 2mgPotassium: 149mgFiber: 3gSugar: 3gVitamin C: 57mgCalcium: 28mgIron: 1mg
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