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lemon juice

I just discovered my lemons are a mold covered mess in my fruit bowl and need lemon juice for a recipe. Any suggestions on a good sub? I do have limes on hand although I feel like that would not be a comparable substitute (I'm making an eggplant and yogurt dip). Thanks!

asked by Kristin Greene about 4 years ago

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Meaghan F
added about 4 years ago

Rice wine vinegar, maybe? Whatever you try, though, I'd suggest making the dip and trying your substitutes with small portions of it at the end to avoid ruining the whole batch if it doesn't work out.

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Declan
added about 4 years ago

Go with the lines, but use a little less

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Susan W
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added about 4 years ago

I think the limes would work great. Maybe try a combo of less lime than the lemon and white wine or rice wine vinegar.

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Kristen W.
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added about 4 years ago

Perhaps adding a little sumac, if you have it, would give a hint of the lemony flavor you were looking for.

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Marti Kennedy
added about 4 years ago

Having just been to my pantry and tasted my vinegars, I think white wine, or apple cider, vinegar would be fine.

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a Whole Foods Market Customer
added about 4 years ago

Sumac is a great suggestion! If not available I would go with the red wine vinegar for sure.

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