Freeze Citrus Zest

In the interest of citrus in season, freeze your zests!  This is also a great additional tip for recipes for the upcoming cleanse.  Add the zest to salad dressings, roasted vegetables, smoothies for natural oils and nutrients, and marinades.  The possibilities are really endless and the taste is awesome! Zest on.

Freeze Citrus Zest:

tangerines, clementines, lemons, limes, oranges, grapefruit, mandarins, any citrus fruits

Tip of the week, day, whatever you wanna call it. I have doing this for years now, and it just occurred to me to share it with you when I read other people are doing this too! Zest all of your citrus, anytime you use it, so it does not go to waste. I cannot waste, I do not waste anything, I am not exaggerating, I will make use of it all at some point, wasting is very bad. Seriously. Ok back to the tip… Just zest your citrus before you slice into it to use the juice, put it in a zip lock bag, and throw it in the freezer.

Same goes for juicing your citrus. If you know you are unable to use your fruits, juice them, put them in a zip lock bag, or freezer friendly container, and throw them in the freezer. When you are craving, lets say, lemon poppy seed muffins, take out the container, let thaw all of the way, use what you need, and put it back in the freezer. Voila, you saved money, time, and did not waste a perfectly good item.

That is all…

Have a great day!

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4 Responses to “Freeze Citrus Zest”

    • fabiola on Freeze Citrus Zest


      I know, right?!!! I freeze the juice and citrus, it’s life changing. Guess what? I think we get to meet in April!

  1. Kumi on Freeze Citrus Zest


    YES! I love seeing people’s freezer citrus zest bags! Every time I see an unzested juiced citrus, a little part of me dies.

    Sometimes if I just need the juice for a recipe, I’ll trap the zest in a little jar and drizzle good olive oil over it and keep it in the fridge.


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