Christina’s Household Hints: Limes


by Christina Shoup

These summer citrus staples can often leave you with not much juice and a sore wrist. Here are a few tips for getting the most out of your limes.

Before you try to juice your lime, microwave it for 5-10 seconds. Then roll it on the counter under your palm. Cut it in half through the middle and squeeze. When squeezing, try using the inside hinge of a pair of tongs to get more out. Then, before you throw all those lime halves into the compost, try freezing a few for easier zesting later.

Watermelon Salad

  • 1 small watermelon, cubed
  • 1 bunch mint, minced
  • Juice of 1-2 limes
  • Zest from 1 lime

Mix all ingredients and serve chilled or at room temperature.

Gin Rickey

Squeeze half a lime over ice, then drop rind in glass. Add 1 ½ ounce gin. Top with soda water to taste.