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Lemon Juice Substitute

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Lemon Juice Substitute

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Need a splash of lemon juice for a recipe? Save yourself some cash, and give this substitute a try:

Prep Time: 1 minute

Total Time: 1 minute


  • Vinegar


Replace the lemon juice called for in a recipe with half as much white vinegar.

Note: Substituting vinegar for lemon juice works best in dishes where small amounts are used. It is not a good substitute for the lemon in drinks, and should not be used as a substitute for the lemon in canning recipes.

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 5 out of 5
Fantastic replacement in my tofu lasagna, Member julieblack77

The vinegar was a fantastic & tasty replacement for lemon juice in my tofu lasagna. From now on I will use vinegar instead of squeezing fresh lemons. It's more economical and think it tasted better than lemons. I was adventurous and followed the previous reviewers remarks by doing a 1 for 1 substitute (recipe called for 2 T. of lemon juice so I used 2 T. of vinegar) instead of 1/2 as recommended. Best replacement I've ever tried!!! Not sure how it would do in some of my other recipes but certainly will try it. Just so much easier!!

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