Best Ever Preserved Lemons Best Ever Preserved Lemons

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Adventurous cooks will revel in receiving these pretty jars of salty, subtly tart lemons. They're an essential ingredient in authentic Moroccan tagine and other international dishes.

  • Portion size 2 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: November 2014



Using brush, scrub lemons in bowl of warm, soapy water. Rinse well; pat dry.

Using paring knife, trim small tip of stem end from each lemon; quarter lemons.

Add 1 tbsp of the salt to each of two 2-cup (500 mL) sterilized jars with tight-fitting lids. Pack each jar with 4 lemon quarters, pushing down. Add another 1 tbsp of the salt and 4 lemon quarters to each jar, packing tightly. Divide remaining salt among jars; top each jar with enough lemon juice to cover. Seal tightly and shake gently to combine.

Refrigerate for at least 1 month. Store in refrigerator for up to 6 months. Rinse lemon pieces before using.

Nutritional facts per tsp: about

  • Fibre 1 g
  • Sodium 459 mg
  • Sugars trace
  • Protein 0 g
  • Calories 3.0
  • Total fat trace
  • Potassium 19 mg
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat 0 g
  • Total carbohydrate 1 g


  • Iron 1.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Vitamin C 16.0
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