How Much Juice is in a Lemon?

How Much Juice is in a Lemon? (and other citrus fruits!) An easy-to-read graphic for simple reference... |

Many of the recipes that I post during the summer (and the holidays) call for using freshly squeezed orange, lemon or lime juice. Subsequently, one of the most common questions that show up on those recipes is:

“How much juice can you get from one lemon/lime/orange?”

It’s a great question, as knowing the answer can help you figure out how many of those citrus fruits to purchase for any given recipe, and if you need to substitute bottled juice in a pinch, then you know how much you’ll need. Keep in mind that you might run across some extra-large or extra-small fruits, which could yield a bit more or less juice than the amounts listed below.

Here is the rundown, along with an easy-to-read (and pin!) graphic:


1 lemon = 3 tablespoons

1 lime = 2 tablespoons

1 orange = ⅓ cup

How Much Juice is in a Lemon (and other citrus fruits)?  An easy-to-read graphic included! |

[For a downloadable PDF version, click here.]