Pickled Lemons

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by Sharon123

This keeps for a long time and you don't have to refrigerate it! A natural for chicken or veal, fish, etc.

Top Review by Rita1652

This is very easy and a great way to have lemons on hand all the time.I added more lemons as the lemons relaxed so to keep the jar full. Also squeezed lemon juice so to cover all the lemons.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Quarter each lemon from top to within 1/2 inch of bottom so that slices are still attached to bottom of lemon.
  2. Rub salt on exposed flesh and re-form.
  3. Place 2 tablespoons of salt on the bottom of a jar (size of the lemons will determine the size of jar needed).
  4. Pack lemons in layers, alternating with salt, until jar is full. Add fresh lemon juice, if necessary, to cover lemons.
  5. Close jar and store on a shelf.
  6. Occasionally turn jar over to redistribute salt.
  7. Lemons can be used in two weeks and will keep unrefrigerated for a year.
  8. To use, rinse slices under cold water to remove salt.
  9. Remove and discard pulp.
  10. Use rind as a flavoring agent, cutting it up to spike up a vegetable salad or to add to the pan when you are deglazing after sauteing meats or fish.

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