How to Get Lemon Juice Without Cutting a Lemon, According to TikTok
As with most of my kitchen hacks, this one began on TikTok. It gained popularity early on in the pandemic, and when it recently resurfaced on my feed, I took it as a sign that it was time to give it a shot. Here’s how it works.
- Roll out your lemon. You have to really roll out your lemon — it should be pretty soft when you’re done. This helps break down the membrane, making it easier to juice.
- Pierce the non-stem side of the lemon with a wooden skewer. According to the above TikTok video, it looks like the skewer should go in about two inches.
- Take the skewer out and squeeze.
That’s it! No seeds, no mess, no sad half-squeezed lemon that is destined to wither away.
Here’s What Happened When I Tried This Trick at Home
I started by rolling my lemon for about 30 seconds on my countertop, pressing firmly with my palm as I went. Then, the fun part: I stuck the wood skewer (pointy part first) through the lemon, which created a tiny hole. Then, I pulled the skewer out and squeezed the lemon into my water. I’m happy to report that this tip totally works!