We all love to have a glass of lemon juice on a hot day. Lemon juice is so refreshing and has many health benefits.
However, making good lemon juice can be time-consuming. Also, it takes some skill to make delicious lemon juice.
In this blog post, we will show you how to make lemon juice with a microwave in only 3 steps.
Without further ado, let’s get started!
Microwave Lemon for Juice in 3 Steps
Getting juice from lemon can be challenging sometimes. Microwaving the lemon would be a nice solution to fix that. Here’s how you can do it:
Step 1. Clean the lemon
In this step, we will need to clean the lemon thoroughly before we put it in the microwave.
Rinse the lemon, and rub the lemon surface with some salt. With the salt, you can clean the lemon even more thoroughly.
It could help get rid of some of the bitterness from the lemon skin, so your juice won’t taste bitter. Then, rinse the lemon again to get rid of the salt on the lemon skin.
Step 2. Microwave the lemon
After the lemon is cleaned, cut the lemon in half with a clean knife. Place the lemon halves in a microwave-safe plate or bowl.
Place the lemon halves with the cut side facing downwards to preserve juice. And microwave them on low power for 15 to 20 seconds. The cooking time depends on how large the lemon is and how powerful your microwave is.
Step 3. Make lemon juice
Finally, it’s the step where we get the lemon juice. Microwaving the lemon makes it a lot easier to extract the lemon juice out of the lemon.
Retrieve the lemon halves from the microwave, and squeeze them with the tool. A pair of tongs or a fork would be sufficient. If you don’t have any tools for it, just squeeze the lemon with your hand.
After you squeezed the lemon for juice, strain the lemon juice through a fine-mesh sieve or cheesecloth to remove any seeds or pulp.
Now, you’ve made yourself some refreshing and delicious lemon juice. Lemon juice rich in vitamin C and antioxidants. And it can also help with digestion and hydration on hot days.
Beverage Recipes with Lemon Juice
Lemon juice can easily go with many recipes, so you can use it in your drinks. Here are some ideas for you to make refreshing drinks with lemon juice.
Iced Lemon Espresso
For this recipe, you will need some ice, ½ ounces cold espresso, ⅓ cup of lemon juice, lemon wheel and some syrup (optional).
- Put the ice in the glass.
- Place the lemon wheel aside the ice.
- Pour lemon juice in it, and add some syrup. Feel free to leave the syrup if you don’t want to take in any sugar.
- Top the drink with espresso.
Fruity Lemon Iced Tea
It’s always a good idea to have some fruity lemon iced tea to rejuvenate yourself. You will need to prepare some ice, lemon juice, ½ cup of cold green tea, some apple juice, some apple and lemon slices.
- Place the ice, apple slices and lemon slices in the glass.
- Pour in the cold green tea, apple juice and lemon juice.
- Stir or shake the drink to mix up.
Hopefully, this post has helped you to make lemon juice and beverages that are refreshing and pleasing.
If you have any questions concerning microwaving lemon for juice, feel free to leave a comment down below.