Cut the ends off your lemon or lime, and then evenly cut it in half, from end to end. You’re not cutting across the width of the fruit, but from one pointy end to the other. Think hot dog not hamburger.

Discard the ends or keep them for a Pinterest inspired decoration. The crowd will appreciate the extra effort.

Turn the halves cut-side down on your cutting board. Make two cuts through each citrus half trying to be as evenly spaced as possible. People like uniformity.

As a final step, we recommend cutting away that weird white edge and removing any seeds that may be left.