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Lime Zest | 3 Easy Ways

Lime zest is used in all kinds of recipes. This recipe shows you how to zest a lime.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time2 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to zest a lime, Lime Zest
Servings: 4
Calories: 5kcal
Author: Bob


  • Mircoplane
  • Box Grater
  • Vegetable Peeler


  • 1 Lime


How to zest a lime with a microplane

  • Wash your lime under cold water or you can also use vegetable wash and then pat dry.
  • Holding the microplane with one hand and the lime in the other, sweep the lime downward across the blades.
    Continue to turn the lime making sure you are only zesting in the same spot once.

Alternative: box grader

  • You want to slide the lime down the side of the grater with the smallest holes.
    Be sure to watch your fingers so you don't cut yourself as you are sliding the lime down the sharp holes.
    Turn the lime with every swipe making sure to only zest the green of the peel.

Alternative: vegetable peeler

  • Slide the blade over the lime peel taking small peices only taking the green off from the peel. Roate the lime with every swipe so that you dont get down to the white bitter part of the peel.
  • Once you have all of your little slices, pile them up and chop them into a mince.


Serving: 4g | Calories: 5kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 17mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg