I have a few flavors I cook and bake with often, citrus!!! I love using fresh grapefruit, orange and lemon juice. I also love using the rinds in my food as well! BUT sometimes I need more rind and less juice or all juice and no rind… very few recipes use the rind and juice of the same amount of lemons.
SOOOO what to do? Waste a perfectly good lemon getting the extra rind? or toss a perfectly good rind because you didn’t need it? NOPE! Best trick I discovered this year, freezing lemon rind!
So now I always grate all the lemons I’m going to use for juice, even if I don’t need it. Then I press the extra rinds into a teaspoon pop it onto a plate, do it for all the rind. THEN freeze the plate of cute little tsp scoops. Once they are frozen you can toss them into a baggie and they are ready to use, one measured teaspoon at a time!
How to Freeze Lemon Rind
- extra lemon rind
- press the extra lemon rind into the teaspoon
- pop it onto a plate
- repeat with all the rinds
- freeze the plate of pressed tsp rinds
- once they are frozen place inside a bag and leave in the freezer until you need extra rind!
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Lindsay @Artsy-Fartsy Mama
Great idea! Thanks for sharing!!
I use it ALL the time, It’s amazing how I STILL run out of rind!
aimee @ like mother like daughter
this is a great idea! I just had this problem the other day with orange rind. Would it work for any citrus?
YUP! I do it for my oranges, lemons and grapefruits all the time!
I’ve always saved/frozen my citrus, but wrapped each individual teaspoon of zest in parchment.. little wee packages. .. and froze in a freezer bag. THIS is WAAAYYY easier!!!
I also freeze herbs in olive oil in ice cube trays!
great idea will do that from now on, I like citrus any time of the year, thanks for the tip.
you are so welcome!