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How to Squeeze the Most Juice from a Lime without a Juicer

By Carine Claudepierre - - 1 Comments

I recently did some recipes with lime, and I thought I should share my tips on How to extract the most Juice from a Lime without a juicer.

If like me you don’t have a juicer at home and you want to squeeze a lemon, my technique is really simple. I am using a fork.

How to Squeeze the Most Juice from a Lime without a Juicer

1. Roll the lime on a hard surface

I usually roll the lime between my hand on the benchtop but if there are really hard I am using my feet on the floor. I know what you think right now.

Yuck! But I am obviously not doing that after a 30 minutes run or if I am going to use the zest of the lime.

lemon press on hard surface text

2. Cut crosswise

The membrane inside the fruits will be harder to break if you cut the lime crosswise but you will get more juice. If the membrane is too hard to cut through them with a knife.


3. Use a fork

That is the trick! Using a fork as a reamer. Pick the fork onto the half lemon.

Hold firmly in one hand, squeeze and turn the fork at the same time. The juice will easily come through.

You see, no need to buy a reamer or a juicer! We all have forks in our kitchen.

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How to Squeeze a Lemon (or a lime) without a Juicer

  1. Roll the unopened lemon on a hard surface

    Put the lime or lemon on the floor or on your benchtop.
    Roll it by pressing hard with your foot or hand. Not so to make it burst, but enough to make the tiny juice sacs inside pop.Squeeze Lemon with Foot

  2. Slice the lemon

    Slice your lemon or lime crosswise. Slicing lengthwise is easier, but you will have a hard time scraping for juice.
    A crosswise cut actually reveals the juice sacs in the lemon.Crosswise Lime Cut

  3. Juice with a fork

    Insert a fork inside the lemon.
    Then compress the lemon with your other hand and shuffle the fork.
    As juice comes out, it will get easier and easier. Juice a Lemon with a Fork

  4. Filter the Juice optional)

    If you have seeds or many juice sacs in the lemon juice, use a sieve to filter it.

Lemon and Lime-based Recipes

If you like lime and lemon, you’ll love these recipes!

Carine Claudepierre

About The Author

Carine Claudepierre

Hi, I'm Carine, the food blogger, author, recipe developer, published author of a cookbook and many ebooks, and founder of Sweet As Honey.

I'm passionate about sharing all my easy and tasty recipes that are both delicious and healthy. My expertise in the field comes from my background in chemistry and years of following a keto low-carb diet. But I'm also well versed in vegetarian and vegan cooking since my husband is vegan.

I now eat a more balanced diet where I alternate between keto and a Mediterranean Diet

Cooking and Baking is my true passion. In fact, I only share a small portion of my recipes on Sweet As Honey. Most of them are eaten by my husband and my two kids before I have time to take any pictures!

All my recipes are at least triple tested to make sure they work and I take pride in keeping them as accurate as possible.

Browse all my recipes with my Recipe Index.

I hope that you too find the recipes you love on Sweet As Honey!

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    1 Thought On How to Squeeze the Most Juice from a Lime without a Juicer
  1. 5 stars
    I totally agree that Lemon has magical health benefits. I have experienced it personally. Many times it helped me in soothing my mind by relieving stress.


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