How To Make Preserved Lemons
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Making preserved lemons is easy! Start 3 weeks to a month ahead of time needed and then store in the fridge for months!
Serves: 1 jar
  • 4-8 lemons (Meyer are preferable)
  • 4-8 tablespoons salt
  • Lemon Juice
  1. Cut lemons into quarters or score almost through in a X shape.
  2. Cover each lemon with a tablespoon of salt.
  3. Pack into a glass jar and smash down with a spoon or cocktail muddler.
  4. Cover with tight fitted lid or a cloth or papertowel secured tightly with a rubberband.
  5. Smash down every day for 3 days. If not completely immersed by day 3 then top up with lemon juice until submersed.
  6. Allow to sit on counter for 1-2 weeks then refrigerate for at least 1 week.
*Notes claim these will last in refrigerator for 6 months to a year. I have not tested this fact.
Recipe by The Adventure Bite at