How to make preserved lemons

Fabulous in tagines, salads and dressings, this magic ingredient couldn’t be simpler to make.

How to make preserved lemons

Wash 1kg unwaxed lemons. Keep 4 lemons for squeezing. Cut the remaining lemons into quarters, then rub with plenty of sea salt.

Pack them into a large sterilised jar with a few fresh bay leaves and some coriander seeds.

Add 150g sea salt and the juice of the 4 lemons. Seal, then leave for at least 4 weeks, turning often.

They’ll keep for up to 12 months.

How to use…
Rinse well, scoop out and discard the flesh, then slice the softened rind.




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