How To Squeeze the Most Juice from Limes

Limes are often really hard to juice. It can be pretty disappointing to be mid guacamole preparation and barely get a few drops out of the limes you purchased for your recipe. Or maybe you’re trying to make a few glasses of Strawberry Lime Agua Fresca or Pineapple Limeade Cooler and you’re frustrated at how dry the limes you selected are.

Using these three simple steps you’ll get so much more juice out of your limes and have plenty of flavor to enhance your next bowl of Deconstructed GuacamoleRoasted Tomatillo Guacamole or summertime drink.

3 Steps to Squeeze the Most Juice Out of Limes

3 steps to Squeeze the MOST Juice from Limes

Step 1. Microwave the limes

I know it sounds weird, but I always stick my limes in the microwave for 15 – 30 seconds, usually in 15 second intervals. Warming the fruit up helps the juices to release and you can get so much more out this way.

Step 2. Roll the limes on the counter

Just a couple of seconds rolling the limes on the counter (use the same motion you would when rolling a rolling pin) will tenderize the limes and make them easier to juice, especially if they are harder limes.

Step 3. Use a juicer or reamer

Never try to juice limes by squeezing them manually with your hands. You won’t ever get as much juice this way as you would using a reamer, hand juicer (like pictured), or a citrus squeezer

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