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Preserved Lemons

Cuisine American
Keyword lemon
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Author Susan the CA Grown Mom


  • 12 lemons, plus more for juicing
  • 2 cups coarse salt, more or less


  • Scrub and rinse the lemons. Prepare the jar(s) by thoroughly cleaning them also.
  • Slice the ends off each lemon. Slice the lemons into a star shaped (6 slices) but do not cut all the way through to keep the lemons intact.
  • Pour salt over each lemon, opening up the sections to make sure the salt gets all the way down inside.
  • Add the lemons to the jar(s) and using lemon juice, fill the jars up to the top to cover the lemons.
  • Store in the fridge for a few weeks until ready to use.