How to Cut Lemon Wedges the right way so you can get all the lemon juice. Lemon wedges are used to squeeze juice into recipe or for drinks.

Close up image of a bowl of lemons with a small bowl of lemon wedges.

How to cut Wedges Perfect:

These steps will help you cut lemon wedges perfect so you squeeze into your favorite recipes. We also use lemon wedges to squeeze into our favorite cocktails.

Cutting lemon wedges the correct way, make sure that you get all the juices from the lemon.

Close up image of a bowl of lemons with a small bowl of lemon wedges.

Wash Lemon First:

It is important to wash your lemon first. Especially if you are zesting the lemon. Lemons have been handled by a lot of people, so we always give them lemon a good scrub.

Close up image of a bowl of lemons with a small bowl of lemon wedges.

What do you need:

When preparing to cut your lemons, make sure that you the following supplies.

How to cut a Lemon:

The following steps will help you slice the lemon correctly so you will have the perfect wedges. It is best cut lemon that is at room temperature.

1. Cut off the ends

For better presentation for your wedges, we like to start by cutting off the ends of the lemon. Place lemon on the its side on the cutting board, and cut off both ends.

Close up image of a bowl of lemons. Two lemons on a cutting board with a knife and the ends cut off.

2. Cut the lemon in half

Once you have cut the ends off, cut stand lemon lengthwise in half. Roll the lemon on the cutting board and cut right down the middle with a sharp knife.

A close up image of a lemon being cut in half with a whole lemon on the side.

3. Cut each half in to 4 pieces

Take one half of the lemon and cut into 4 pieces. Place lemon side down on the cutting board and slice into 4 wedges. You will end up with 8 wedges.

Close up image of a bowl of lemons with a lemon wedges on the cutting board.

4. Cut the inside off of each wedge

Take each wedge and cut the white part out. This helps with presentation and to slice to put on cocktails.

Close up image of lemon wedges with the core being cut off of the wedges.
Close up image of lemon wedges with the core being cut off of the wedges.

How to use Wedges:

  • Great for drinks
  • Squeezed over Grilled Fish or Chicken
  • Baked goods

How to Store Wedges:

Once you have cut your lemon into wedges, place them in a air tight container and place in the refrigerator. They will stay fresh for about 3 to 4 days.

Close up image of a bowl of lemon and a small bowl of lemon wedges.

Recipes with Lemon to try:

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How to Cut Lemon Wedges

How to Cut Lemon Wedges the right way so you can get all the lemon juice. Lemon wedges are used to squeeze juice into recipe or for drinks.
Prep Time5 mins
Course: Garnish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: How to Cut Lemon Wedges
Servings: 6
Author: Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • Lemons

Instructions

  • Take the lemon and place on a cutting board. With your sharp knife, trim the edges off each end of the lime.
  • Cut the core in a v-shaped small cut length wise on each half of the lemon on the cut side.
  • Then take each half of the lemon and cut into wedges.
  • Trim the white pieces off the lemon wedges and then they are ready to use in your favorite recipes or drinks.

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