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How to Cut an Orange (3 Ways) Home Cook Basics

Three easy ways to cut an orange. Great for all different things like salads, garnish or just to have a juicy snack. We are going to cut orange slices, wedges and segments.
Prep Time2 mins
Total Time2 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: How to cut an orange, how to cut orange segments, how to cut orange slices, How to cut orange wedges
Servings: 1
Calories: 62kcal
Author: Bob


  • 1 Orange


Orange Slices

  • You always want to start by washing your orange. Although we aren't going to be eating the peel its always good practice to wash your produce before cutting it.
    Cut of the top and bottom of your orange.
    Using a sharp or serrated knife start at the top of the orange and work your way down around the curve of the orange cutting just under the pith of the peel so that all you have left is the orange. Continue all the way around the orange until there is no more white pith left.
    Lay the peeled orange on its side and cut slices across the orange making slices as thick or thin as you would like them to be.
    Orange slices are great on a fruit platter, garnish or to brighten up your dish.

Orange Wedges

  • Wash your orange and then cut of the top and bottom of your orange.
    With the top and bottom already cut off you want to stand the orange on the cut bottom and then cut it in half.
    Then you want to cut those halves in half and then each quarter will be cut in half again, making eight wedges.
    Lay the wedges on their sides and cut the white edge off that was in the center of the orange this is optional.
    These are great or snacks, sides fruit salad or drink garnish.

Orange Segments

  • Wash the orange and then cut off the top and bottom of your orange.
    Remove the skin and the pith "white part" off the orange. Slicing down all the way around the orange until there is no more white pith left.
    Then, holding the orange in your hand you want to cut along the thin lines you will see going down the orange. Cut slices close to each line making segment.
    These little segments are so juicy and delish! They are great for adding a fresh flavor to your green salad or fruit salad.



Watch the video to get a clear picture on how this is done!


Serving: 1g | Calories: 62kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Potassium: 237mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 295IU | Vitamin C: 70mg | Calcium: 52mg