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How to Cut a Wonderful Seedless Lemon 6 Ways

How to Cut a Wonderful Seedless Lemon 6 Ways
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*Created in partnership with Wonderful Seedless Lemons

 

Look at youuuuu, carving up those lemons every which way. Our Cravings knife plus these quick videos equals some impressive lemon knifery (that’s a thing!). Ready to start slicing? 

 

First, grab some beautifully bright, yellow and extremely juicy Wonderful Seedless Lemons. They’re easier to work with, since you’re not navigating seeds that can get in the way of a clean cut. They also get bonus points for looking mouthwateringly gorgeous sliced open with no ugly seeds. Then follow along with the videos or simple steps below. We’ll show you all the creative ways you can use the different cuts, from cooking and cocktail garnishing to household cleaning.

 

Whether it’s the more basic slice, wedge and juice extraction, or the fancier twist, supreme and crown – you’ve got this. 

Slices:

How to cut:

 

  1.         Stand lemon on its side and slice off the top end
  2.         Slice into desired thickness (keep it nice and even!)
  3.         Stop when you’ve got about ½ inch left before reaching the other end

 

How to use:

 

  1.         Add to cold and hot teas, water, cocktails
  2.         Add to food as garnish
  3.         Heat in water bath for a clean-smelling microwave
  4.         Run a slice over faucets and drains to remove mineral deposits

 

Wedges:

How to cut:

 

  1.         Cut lemon in half end-to-end
  2.         Slice each half into 3-4 wedges
  3.         Cut center rib of each wedge (lucky you, you can skip the deseeding step, but only if you have a Wonderful Seedless Lemon!)

 

How to use:

 

  1.         Garnish and/or season your food and drinks
  2.         Place a few in the dishwasher cutlery basket before running it
  3.         Run 1-2 through the garbage disposal to remove odor
  4.         Add to chicken cavity for roasting

 

 

Twist:

How to cut:

 

  1.         Cut lemon in half width-wise
  2.         Slice ¼ inch thick round
  3.         Make a cut down the center, remove pulp and twist the rind so it curls around rim of glass
  4. *Pro Tip – be sure to save the pulp to make lemon water, or for another recipe – we highly encourage never wasting a seedless lemon!

 

How to use:

 

  1.         Garnish cocktails
  2.         Use as lemon oil essence to flavor the rim of cocktail glasses
  3.         Make candied lemon peel

 

 

Supreme:

How to cut:

 

  1.         Slice off both ends of the lemon
  2.         Place it cut-side down and remove the rind
  3.         Carefully cut away any white pith
  4.         Then cut into segments following the natural segmentation – this step will be simple with no seeds to get in the way!

 

How to use:

 

  1.         Add to salads and beverages
  2.         Use to finish a sauce

 

 

Juice extraction:

How to cut:

 

  1.         Use room temperature lemons
  2.         Gently roll the lemon with your palm on a countertop
  3. Slice in half and use juicer or handheld citrus press to extract the juice, or squeeze right into a recipe without worrying about picking out any pesky seeds

 

How to use:

 

  1.         Add to beverages, dressings and vinaigrettes
  2.         Squeeze over cut fruit to keep it from browning
  3.         Squeeze over vegetables to clean them
  4.         Rub on hands to remove garlic or other odors
  5.         Remove stains from linens with lemon juice and salt, rinse with vinegar and warm water
  6.         Mix 1 part lemon juice, 1 part white vinegar and 2 parts water to mop floors
  7.         Mix 1 oz lemon juice to 2 cups water, pour into kettle or coffee maker and boil, empty and rinse
  8.         Rub on glass, sinks or bathtubs to remove soap scum
  9.         Rub on stainless steel, rinse and dry

 

 

Decor:

How to cut: 

 

  1.         Slice off the ends of the lemon
  2.         Use a paring knife to make a single diagonal cut through the center
  3.         Make the cut as wide as the blade of the knife
  4.         Make another similar cut straight through the lemon so the cuts form a 2-sided triangle
  5.         Continue cutting the entire perimeter, alternating the angle of the cuts

 

How to use:

 

  1.         Garnish seafood platters
  2.         Tablescape decor

 

Half:

How to cut:

 

  1.         Place lemon on side
  2.         Cut down the center

 

How to use:

 

  1.         Clean your cutting board – massage 1/3 cup of coarse salt on the board and let it sit for 10 minutes, massage the salt with ½ a lemon, squeezing the juice, then rinse with cloth and hot water
  2.         Place inside fridge for a fresh scent
  3.         Squeeze directly into a glass to make seedless lemon water or into a recipe to add a zesty punch of flavor