Middle Eastern-Style Preserved Lemons

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 24 h 0 min
  • Makes: 2 jars

Ingredients

  • 3 lemons, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup lemon juice 125 mL
  • 4 tsp sea salt 20 mL
  • 4 tsp sugar 20 mL

Directions

  • Step 1

    Thoroughly wash two 1- cup (250-mL) Mason jars. Fill jars with boiling water. Let stand 10 min. Pour out hot water. Allow to air dry (do not towel dry) .

  • Step 2

    In large bowl, toss lemon slices with lemon juice, salt and sugar. Cover with plastic wrap. Let stand at room temperature 24 hr. Transfer to jars, seal with lids.

  • Step 3

    Can be enjoyed immediately or stored refrigerated up to 2 weeks. Decorate with festive ribbons or strings and tags.

Tip

Remove lemon slices from brine and finely chop to serve with chicken, fish, lamb, stews and pilafs.

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Nutrition Facts

  • Nutrition Description Per serving (1 tbsp/15 mL, chopped)
  • Calories 5
  • Fat 0
  • Saturated Fat 0
  • Carbs 2 g
  • Sugar 1 g
  • Protein 0
  • Cholesterol 0
  • Fibre 0
  • Sodium 210 mg