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Quick Preserved Lemons

Super easy recipe for preserved lemons to use in all sorts of recipes
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: preserves
Servings: 1 jar
Author: Karon Grieve


  • 5 unwaxed lemons if you can't get unwaxed then just get 'normal' lemons and scrub really well in hot soapy water to remove the preservative wax and then dry well
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1/2 tsp allspice berries
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 100 g/3 1/2 oz malden salt flakes/sea salt


  • Slice the lemons into rings about 0.5cm/1/4" wide.
  • Using a 1/2 litre/1 lb kilner jar start layering up the lemon slices and adding in the salt and spices as you go.
  • Finish off with a layer of salt on top.
  • Pop on the lid and shake jar well.
  • Set aside for 4 days shaking every day.
  • Once opened store in the fridge and rinse off the lemon, disscard the flesh and use the chopped peel in your recipes.


Gluten Free, Sugar Free, Vegetarian