How to Juice a Lemon Without a Juicer

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While a juicer makes short work of making lemon juice, it is equally as easy to juice a lemon using your bare hands. Whether you are juicing one lemon for a recipe or juicing enough to make lemonade, juicing a lemon without a juicer can be performed anytime lemon juice is needed.

How to Juice a Lemon Without a Juicer
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Things You'll Need

  • Sharp knife
  • Cutting board
  • Bowl
Step 1

Massage the lemon for approximately 1 minute, by rolling it between your hands or over a counter top. This helps the lemon pulp release its juice.

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Step 2

Cut the lemon in half around the center of the lemon on a cutting board.

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Step 3

Hold the lemon half in one hand. Hold your other hand beneath the lemon and over a large bowl.

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Step 4

Squeeze the lemon half, allowing the juice and seeds to fall into your open hand over the bowl. The juice will dribble through your fingers into the bowl, while the seeds will stay in your hand.

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Step 5

Turn the lemon half in your hand to thoroughly squeeze any juice remaining in the lemon. Repeat this procedure with the remaining lemon half. Do the same thing for any remaining lemons you want to juice.

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Tips & Warnings

  • Always keep your fingers closed when doing this to prevent seeds from slipping through into the juice in the bowl.
  • You can also use this procedure to juice limes, oranges or other citrus fruits.
  • Once you have mastered this method of juicing, you many never reach for a reamer or juicer again.

References

  • "Le Cordon Bleu's Complete Cooking Techniques: the indispensable reference demonstrates over 700 illustrated techniques with 2,000 photos and 200 recipes" by Le Cordon Bleu, 1997
  • "Jacques Pepin's Complete Techniques" by Jacques Pépin and Léon Perer, 2001
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