Learn multiple ways how to zest a lemon! My easy-to-follow methods will have you adding an extra hint of citrus flavor to your recipes in no time!
Prep Time: 5minutes
Total Time: 5minutes
1 grater, microplane, or lemon zester
1lemon, washed and dried
Using a grater, a microplane, or a lemon zester, grate the lemon against the smallest holes to create fine shreds. Be sure to grate the yellow exterior and try to avoid the white interior, or pith, as it can be bitter. A little pith, however, is ok.
If you don't have any of the tools above, you can use a paring knife or vegetable peeler to carefully remove just the yellow exterior of the lemon. Once you have large pieces of lemon peel, slice them into thin strips and then mince into small pieces.
Amount: 1 lemon equals approximately 1 Tablespoon lemon zest.Storage: Store lemon zest in the freezer for up to 6 months.