20 Genius Ways To Use Citrus Peels You’ve Probably Never Thought Of

Next time you eat an orange or a grapefruit, or squeeze a lemon or a lime, save the peels!There are so many ways to use these peels you’ll be amazed – and in this blog post we’ll reveal 20 of the best!

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1. Citrus Zest

Using a fine grater or zester (such as this microplane zester) grate the citrus peels to create a fine zest. This zest can be used to add flavor to all sorts of dishes, and is great for use in baking. You can even freeze it to keep for later. cool stuff for guys cool stuff to buy cool stuff for kids cool stuff to make cool stuff inc cool stuff for girls cool stuff to buy on amazon cool stuff to draw

2. Lemon Pepper Seasoning

You can use the zest of a lemon to make fragrant and fresh lemon pepper seasoning to add extra flavor to a number of dishes. Get the full tutorial for making this at SimplyScratch.com

3. Candied Peels

Turn your citrus peels into delicious sweet treats by candying them. It’s so simple to do using only citrus peels, sugar and water and the resulting candied peels can be eaten guilt free! See a full tutorial for making candied lemon peels here – but there are also instructions for other citrus peels at the bottom of the page. cool stuff for guys cool stuff to buy cool stuff for kids cool stuff to make cool stuff inc cool stuff for girls cool stuff to buy on amazon cool stuff to draw

4. Lemon Olive Oil

This is a super simple way to add citrus-y flavor to olive oil. Simply add 2-3 tablespoons of finely grated lemon zest to a cup of extra virgin olive oil, place in a glass jar and allow to stand for two weeks, shaking occasionally. Pour the oil into a strainer and discard the zest and you’ll be left with delicious lemon flavored oil.

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