Thursday, June 18

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Lemons & Limes

During the summer many recipes call for lemon or lime juice. Here are a few TIPS to keep in mind when you are buying and juicing your citrus.

  • Buy larger lemons and limes, they tend to be sweeter & juicier.
  • Make sure the skin is thin if you're looking for lots of juice.
  • To obtain more of the juice from lemons, limes, microwave on high for 30 seconds and then let stand for a couple of minutes before cutting and squeezing.
  • Rolling them between your hand and the counter will also help release more juice.
  • Use a citrus reamer to get every last ounce of juice. You can find the them at Target and Walmart for under $4.00.
  • Freeze the juice in ice cube trays, then place them into marked bags in the freezer. When you need citrus juice you're ready!

The Domestic Curator


  1. Oh those look GORGEOUS! We just got a hand press for my husband for father's day, but your tips look really great!

    1. Do you know I've never used a hand press? I guess I need to give it a try!

  2. Thanks for these tips! I don't add lemons or limes often but find myself buying there "just in case" I might need one. You picture is so pretty!! Stacie xo

  3. I'm a HUGE believer of freezing the juice, especially if the lemons/limes come off my own bushes!

  4. YES! I've also been experimenting with freezing the actual fruit! We love to cook with lemon and limes so I'm trying everything! lol

  5. What is pico de gallo without a little lime juice? What is a gin & tonic without a twist of lemon? Great tips!