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How to Zest a Lemon

A simple way to zest a lemon.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time0 mins
0 mins
Total Time2 mins
Course: Baking
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 lemon
Author: Eden
Cost: $1


  • 1 microplane or zester


  • 1 large lemon


  • Hold the microplane in one hand, and the lemon in the other.
  • Drag the lemon across the holes of the microplane, turning the lemon as you go to avoid the bitter pith.
  • Repeat until you’ve produced the desired amount of zest.