Preserved Lemons

  • prep time10 min
  • total time 10 min
  • serves 8

Try Chuck Hughes' simple preserved lemons recipe: a refreshing condiment that has a mixture of bracing tartness taste as well as a mellow flavor of lemons preserved in salt, peppercorns and kefir limes.

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Directions for: Preserved Lemons


8 lemons

3 cup coarse salt (750 ml)

1 ½ cup lemon juice (375 ml)

1 Tbsp peppercorns (15 ml)

4 fresh kefir lime leaves


1. Wash the lemons very well. Slice each lemon lengthwise into quarters without slicing all the way through, leaving the lemons whole. Place the lemons in a sterilized clean jar. Add salt, lemon juice, peppercorns, and kefir lime leaves and mix well. Add more lemon juice if necessary to just cover the lemons. Close with a lid and refrigerate. Stir the lemons every day or two to help dissolve the salt. Allow the lemons to cure for at least 1 week. Rinse under cold water before using as needed.

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