Quick Preserved Lemons

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Recipe: #31888

April 27, 2019

"This speedy method of preserving lemon zest makes a traditional Middle Eastern flavor accessible to the busy home cook. Once tried, you'll find a million uses for this savory taste."

Original is 2 TBL servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (612.6 g)
  • Calories 109.9
  • Total Fat - 0.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 1182.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 32.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 5.9 g
  • Sugars - 17.8 g
  • Protein - 2.3 g
  • Calcium - 67.5 mg
  • Iron - 1.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 112.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Zest lemons with a vegetable peeler or sharp knife and cut into fine julienne.

Step 2

Put the lemon zest in a small nonreactive saucepan with I cup of cold water. Bring to a simmer over high heat and immediately remove from the heat. Drain and repeat. Drain and set aside.

Step 3

Add the water, sugar, and salt to the saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 2 minutes. Add the zest and simmer for about 5 minutes, until softened. Remove the pan from the heat and cool.

Step 4

Use right away or store in the cooking liquid, covered and refrigerated, for up to 2 weeks.


No special items needed.

1 Reviews


Yes, this was pretty quick and easy! And now I don't have to wait for several weeks to use preserved lemons!


review by:
(19 Aug 2019)

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