Pickled Lemons or Limes

Limones y Limas en Adobo

Preparation info
  • Makes


    large jar
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Floyd on Spain

By Keith Floyd

Published 1992

  • About

These are a North African favourite with chicken, lamb and fish, rather like pickled onions with cheese.


  • 12 small lemons or lime (you could use some of each)
  • Plenty of salt
  • 1.8 litres (3


You need 1 large, airtight preserving jar. Make sure it is well washed and sterilised. Give the lemons and limes a good scrub. Cut the lemons or limes almost but not quite into quarters, so that they still hold together at the stem. Sprinkle the cut flesh with salt, then close them. Pack them into the jar, sprinkling each layer generously w