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Preserved Lemons

Preserved lemons are great to have on hand for savory lemon dishes!
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24
Calories: 4kcal
Author: Amy Duska


  • 5 large lemons washed and dried (Only 3 lemons will fit into a pint size jar. you will use the juice of the remaining 2 lemons to ensure the fruit is covered completely.)
  • ¼ cup sea salt
  • You'll need a sterile pint size mason jar with a lid or some type of container with a tight fitting lid.


  • Cut 3 lemons into quarters, leaving ½ inch from the bottom intact. Sprinkle salt to cover the inside of the lemon. Press the lemon back together.
  • Sprinkle the bottom of a pint size mason jar with salt. Pack the lemons tightly into the jar, making sure to sprinkle more salt between each lemon. Press the lemons down to release their juices. Use the juice of the remaining lemons to cover the fruit in the jar completely. Leave about a 1 inch headspace at the top of the jar. Seal the jar.
  • Leave the jar in a warm place, shaking the jar everyday to help distribute the salt and the juice. Repeat this everyday for 30 days. Store in the fridge after 30 days.


Serving: 1quarter | Calories: 4kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g