How to Cut Lemon Wheels for Garnishing

With their refreshing color and amazing aroma, lemons have been used in the garnishing of salads, cocktails, desserts and appetizers from centuries. All you need is a lemon zester or a V-shaped knife to shape the lemon the way you want. You can think of hundreds of lemon garnishing ideas but the lemon wheels are not only simple to make but look cute and appealing as well. They add tart and citrus flavor to all your food items, keeping your guests or family members coming back for more. Follow the given below steps involved in cutting lemon wheels for garnishing and enjoy:

Things you will need to cut lemon wheels for garnishing:
– Fresh large lemons
– Lemon zester or a sharp “V” shaped knife
– Cutting Board
– Sharp knife


  • 1

    Rinse your fresh large lemons and wipe them dry with a clean towel or tissue paper.

  • 2

    Now, place them lemon on a cutting board and gently score a straight line in its flesh from the top to the bottom using a lemon zester or a V shaped knife. Repeat this simple method to score lines all around the lemon, keeping some distance in between.

  • 3

    Repeat step 2 with the remaining lemons.

  • 4

    Now, hold the lemons properly and use a sharp knife to cut them into medium wedges.

  • 5

    Your lemon wheels are all set to go! Arrange them on the platter or set on one side of your cocktail glasses. Enjoy!

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