Citrus fruits come in many varieties, from lemons and limes to grapefruit and oranges. While there is no single way to cut citrus fruits, the most practical way to cut most citrus fruits is into wedges. Citrus wedges offer a large variety of serving options, from drink garnishes to snacks, and they are easy to cut. Plus, they retain more of the fruit than citrus fruit cut into sections. The only problem with citrus wedges is that the seeds are still in the citrus fruit, but those can be removed by hand.
Wash the citrus fruit you wish to cut in warm soapy water for one minute. Rinse the citrus fruit until no soap remains.
Set the citrus fruit on the cutting board. Cut the citrus fruit in half.
Lay each half face down on the cutting board and cut each piece in half again. Cut the fourths in half until you have eight citrus wedges.
Serve the citrus fruit immediately. Use lemon or lime wedges as garnishes on a drink, or serve orange wedges as a healthy dessert.