How To Zest Lemon Without A Grater - Oh The Possibilities...

Lemon Zest Believe it or not there are ways to zest lemons without using a grater. It seems strange but it is quite possible. In order to learn how to zest lemon without a grater we first need to gather our...

Lemon Zest
Lemon Zest

Believe it or not there are ways to zest lemons without using a grater. It seems strange but it is quite possible. In order to learn how to zest lemon without a grater we first need to gather our ingredients and supplies.

In this case make sure that you wash the lemons thoroughly. (To be fair, this step is mandatory whether or not you have a grater!) The other tool you need is something that you can use to zest lemons, since you don't have a grater we need to think outside the box.

What can you use in place of a grater?

A vegetable peeler or a knife can be used in place of a grater. Keep in mind that using these particular tools can result in bulky strips of lemon. You can then either chop those pieces up to get a finer zest, or just use the strips and chunks in drinks or whatever you happen to be making it for.

How to zest a lemon with a knife or vegetable peeler:

Here are 3 simple steps to zest a lemon with a knife or vegetable peeler!

  1. Peel the lemon using the knife. Be careful to only remove the outermost layer. We want to keep the pith intact. Tip: Try peeling from top to bottom for best results!
  2. Keep rotating the lemon as you peel to make sure you are not over peeling certain areas.
  3. Carefully peel off the pith once the outer layer has been removed. This can be used as a garnish or chopped to achieve a finer zest.

Try these simple steps in order to zest a lemon without a grater. Depending on the type of zest you want, a knife and a lemon might be all you need.

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