zest·​er | \ ˈze-stər How to pronounce zester (audio) \

Definition of zester

: a small utensil for peeling zest (as of a lemon)

Examples of zester in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Microplane says its zesters are top-rack dishwasher safe, although ATK points out that the blade can be dulled by being knocked around. Becky Krystal, Washington Post, "Zest up your everyday cooking with a rasp-style grater," 15 Nov. 2019 Rice cooker, hand citrus juicer, zester, slow cooker, meat thermometer, sharp knives. Vanessa Paredes, Redbook, "8 Expert Cooking Tips For People Looking to Dine Out Less in the New Year," 14 Jan. 2020 According to Bagmanglij, the zester is an easy way to add flare to a variety of dishes. Samantha Cassetty, NBC News, "11 best gifts and gadgets for home cooks 2019," 1 Dec. 2018 Scrape the peanuts into a small bowl, toss with the sesame oil and season with salt. 2 Using a microplane zester, remove the zest from 1 lime and reserve. Los Angeles Times, "Put down the pie pan and make this salad your new go-to fall apple dish," 19 Oct. 2019 Using a citrus zester, remove the skin from the zucchini in long strands and finely chop. Claire Perez, sun-sentinel.com, "By special request, Marcello’s swoon-worthy vegan zucchini sauce," 27 Sep. 2019 Using a zester or microplane, zest about 2 teaspoons of lemon zest evenly over the fruit. Rebekah Denn, The Seattle Times, "Food52.com writer Kristen Miglore’s book ‘Genius Desserts’ includes several sweet Seattle specialties," 27 Nov. 2018 Use a lemon zester to grate a few threads right off the root to make a pungent garnish for grilled fish, especially salmon and fresh tuna. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "How to Grow and Prepare Horseradish Straight From Your Garden," 27 July 2018 Never be without the proper kitchen tool again with this handy gadget that includes a grater, zester, cork screw, bottle opener, spoon, three types of knife and more. Sara Kennedy, The Seattle Times, "7 fun additions for your camping kit," 2 July 2018

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First Known Use of zester

1963, in the meaning defined above

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4 Feb 2020

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“Zester.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zester. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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