Cooks both humble and great are constantly trying to figure out how to get the most juice out of lemons and limes. Why? Because they add so much freaking flavor to everything and are endlessly useful in cooking. Sometimes, it’s even a matter of squeezing the most out of your money.
As someone who loves to spend time in the kitchen, I am constantly on the lookout for amazing food hacks that will make my cooking even easier.
So when I saw this fast and easy way to get way more juice out of a single lemon, I knew that it would quickly become one of my favorite hacks.
Using a handheld juicer to get fresh lemon juice can take a very long time, especially for someone like me who loves to make a big batch of lemonade. But this hack cuts that time down significantly by getting a surprisingly large amount of juice from each and every lemon.
This video shows how to get the most from your lemon with a free and easy food hack that only takes 20 extra seconds. All you need are a microwave and your handheld juicer. This is so simple that I can’t believe I didn’t know about it before!
Watch the video below to start getting the maximum amount of fresh lemon juice right away.
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Step-by-Step Instructions—From a Real Chef
Chef Heidi Fink also gives great step-by-step instructions on how to maximize the juice a lime gives with this method.
First, hold the lime lengthwise and cut off one side, then rotate the lime a quarter turn and make another cut. Continue rotating the lime a quarter turn and making cuts until you’re left with four side pieces and one long rectangular piece from the center.
Hold each of the side pieces over a shallow, wide-mouthed bowl and squeeze firmly. Thanks to this clever method, all the juice will go into the bowl. Next, hold the center piece by each end over the bowl. Then twist and wring out the juice as if you were squeezing all the water out of a wet towel.