I love lemon juice. I love it in salad dressings, entrées, desserts and beverages! Lemon juice is so refreshing, it’s one of my favorite ingredients to use in cooking. If you feel the same, you will love this tip.
Fresh Lemon Juice
I buy a large bag of lemons and juice them all at once. They are always a great price at Costco but most grocery stores sell them by the bag as well. Juicing my lemons is fast and easy with my electric juicer.
Freezing Lemon Juice
Once I have juiced all my lemons, I then pour the juice in small jars. I save pimento jars and spice jars which are the perfect size. I freeze the jars and pull them out as needed for recipes. The jars are small and don’t take long to thaw on the counter. If in a rush, I’ll give the thawing process a quick start in the microwave, uncovered for 15 seconds.
Tip: Leave at least one half inch at the top for room for expansion
Purchase a Lemon Juicer to Support Childhood Cancer
I have had my juicer for years. It’s a must have kitchen appliance for me. If you don’t have one, I found a similar one on Amazon and it’s only $15.00, regularly priced at $24.99. It’s called the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Juicer and your purchase goes directly to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for childhood cancer research. I love purchases with a dual purpose!
Zest Lemons Before Juicing
If you are a baker or have other recipes that call for lemon zest, you can zest the lemons before juicing. You can store the lemon zest in waxed paper in a sealed Ziploc bag.
How to Store Fresh Lemons to Last a Month
I also found a great tip from The Kitchn. If you prefer to keep your lemons whole, you can store them for a month in a plastic bag in the fridge.
Benefits of Lemon Juice
There are so many health benefits to having lemons in the diet. Check out this article at Pop Sugar, Want to Get Healthy? 10 Reasons Why Lemons Are the Key
The internet is full of recipes with lemon juice as the star ingredient. I especially love it in my salad dressings. I always make homemade salad dressings as they taste so much better than bottled. They are easy to make and so much healthier for you.
Middle Eastern Salad
I came across a blog that I am enjoying reading. It is called The Lemon Bowl. Here is a Middle Eastern Salad with lemon juice that looks fresh and delicious.
Best Lemon Bars
These will be the next thing I bake as they look delicious! Betty Crocker’s Best Lemon Bars. Lemony desserts are light tasting and perfect after a heavier meal.
What’s your favorite way to use use lemon juice?