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Learn How to Cut Lime Wedges to use them in multiple ways. Wedges are perfect to garnish your favorite drink or to squeeze into your favorite recipes.

Close up image of a bowl of limes with a cutting board and a bowl of lime wedges.
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How to Cut Lime Wedges:

Cutting Lime Wedges is a simple technique that can be used for your favorite drinks or recipes. Cutting limes the right way prevents the juices from the limes squirting back at you.

When you add a wedge on the rim as a garnishment to your cocktails or drinks it adds enhancement to your presentation. Learning how to cut lime wedges is easy to do but is essential to your bartending skills.

Not only do we like lime to garnish our favorite drink but wedges are used for many recipes. Just make sure you have a cutting board and a sharp paring knife.

Close up image of a bowl of limes with a cutting board and a bowl of lime wedges.

How are wedges served?

Citrus wedges are a great garnishment to many adult cocktails. When your drink is served, a citrus wedge is usually sliced and on the rim of a glass. A larger wedge, allows you to squeeze the citrus flavor into your drink as your drink.

Cutting a Lime Wedge the correct way:

When a recipe calls for a lime garnishment here is the steps to cutting it correctly. You can use these same cuts for lemon.

  • Trim the Edges – Take the lime and place on a cutting board. With your sharp knife, trim the edges off each end of the lime.
Close up image of a bowl of limes with a cutting board and knife. Lime with the ends cut off.
  • Cut the Core – Cut the core in a v-shaped small cut length wise on each half of the lime on the cut side.
Close up image of a bowl of limes with a cutting board and a sharp knife. Lime wedges on the cutting board.
  • Cut into Wedges – Then take each half of the lime and cut into wedges.
Close up image of a bowl of limes with a cutting board and lime wedges on the cutting board.
  • Trim the Wedges – Trim the white pieces off the lime wedges and then they are ready to use in your favorite recipes or drinks.
Close up image of a bowl of limes with a cutting board and lime wedges on the cutting board.

Cutting Wedges Tips:

  • Wash Lime – Make sure to wash your lime to remove any dirt and grim. Also remove any stickers.
  • Soften Lime – If you would like to soften lime to easier squeeze, roll on a hard counter with your hand.

Lime adds flavor to recipes:

We love to squeeze lime into our favorite recipes. Rather we are making our favorite Mexican dish, or making homemade dressing. The citrus flavor really helps to bring all the flavors together.

Close up image of a bowl of limes with a cutting board and a bowl of lime wedges.

How long do wedges last?

When you cut a lime into wedges they need to be refrigerated. This extends how long limes last. Uncut limes can be stored at room temperature or in the refrigerator.

Close up image of a bowl of limes with a cutting board and a bowl of lime wedges.

How to Store:

If you have unused lime wedges, make sure they are stored properly. They will last about 3-4 days if wrapped in plastic wrap or placed in an airtight container.

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How to Cut a Lime Wedge

Learn How to Cut Lime Wedges to use them in multiple ways. Wedges are perfect garnish your favorite drink or to squeeze into your recipes.
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Garnish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • Limes

Instructions

  • Take the lime 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 lime on the cut side.
  • Then take each half of the lime and cut into wedges.
  • Trim the white pieces off the lime wedges and then they are ready to use in your favorite recipes or drinks.

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