How to Cut an Orange: Three Methods for Your Favorite Fruit

Do you know how to cut an orange? It seems like a simple task, but there’s more than one way to slice up your favorite citrus fruit. There are multiple uses for your fancy new orange slices other than simply enjoying them as a snack.

Sure, eating Cushman’s HoneyBells or Cara Cara Oranges out of the palm of your hand is refreshing, but we’ll show you three ways to transform your favorite fruit for multiple recipes.

Kellie Hemmerly, author of The Suburban Soapbox, shows us three ways to cut oranges for easy consumption. Read on for instructions on how to segment, slice, and wedge your oranges, and watch the instructional video at the end of this article to see the process in motion.

Segmented for Easy Enjoyment

First up is segmenting. An easy two-step process.

  • Remove the peel using a sharp knife cutting in a downward motion.
  • Cut in-between each membrane to reveal the juicy segments and voila, now you have bite-sized snacks that are perfect in salads or smoothie bowls. Don’t forget to save that juice for a refreshing salad dressing.

segmented orange slices

Slices of Color

Next up is slicing.

  • Just like the segmented orange, you will start by cutting off the peel with a sharp knife.
  • Carefully slice the orange into beautiful rounds.

Orange slices look stunning arranged in a seasonal fruit salad or on a pile of greens. You can also try them in sandwiches, an unexpected surprise!

orange sliced into rounds

A Wedge of Pure Flavor

Last but certainly not least is the classic cut: the Wedge. Orange wedges hold their shape in a lunchbox…no matter how rough the terrain is on the way to school or work. The perfect, juicy way to end your lunch break or to enjoy as a midday snack.

  • Simply cut an unpeeled orange into wedges, it’s that simple!

orange wedges

So what’s your pick— sliced, wedged, or segmented? Whichever your preference, oranges can be used a number of ways, from salads to snacking, so cut into your favorite fruit and enjoy!



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