Here’s How to Cut a Lemon Wedge the Right Way

Blue Apron is now on video! Every Thursday, we’re posting a new video on our YouTube channel and over here on the blog.

To start, we’re embarking on a quest to help you cut down prep time in the kitchen by finessing your knife skills and making short work of onions, garlic, and carrots.

Today we’re moving onto lemons. Why? Because we use them in lots of our meals, and you’re probably cutting them wrong. We have a trick for speeding up the process–and preventing the wedges from squirting juice right into your eyes when you go to squeeze. Watch below for how to make it happen.

You’ll need lemon wedges for adding zing to your avocado tartines, za’atar shrimp, and lentils with sausage. Watch the video again and again, until you’ve mastered the motions of our Chef Matthew Wadiak and can wedge your lemon in under a minute. Ready, set, go!