If you get a recipe
that calls for a specific amount of lemon juice squeezed from
fresh lemons, it can be hard to know just how many lemons
to buy. It would be so much easier if more recipes just called
for "juice from three lemons".
One lemon yields
approx 2-3 tablespoons of lemon juice. But there are some
factors to consider when going by this method. First, you
will get more juice when you squeeze with a lemon or lime
juicer than you do when you squeeze by hand. Second, the type
of lemons can make a difference. Those with thinner skins
also yield more juice than ones with thicker skins.
So when you are
buying lemons for lemon juice, to get the most juice for the
least amount of money, select thin-peel lemons and use a lemon