Preserved Organic Lemons

Preparation info
  • Makes


    preserved lemons
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Welcome to Claire's: 35 Years of Recipes and Reflections from the Landmark Vegetarian Restaurant

By Claire Criscuolo

Published 2014

  • About

These preserved lemons last for 6 months. The flavor is potent, so use no more than a wedge per 4 servings at first; you can always add more to your taste.


  • 9 organic lemons
  • 3 cups plus 2 tablespoons salt


  1. Wash and dry a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid. Set a bowl and a -cup measure on the counter where you will be working. Wash and dry the lemons. Hold a lemon upright. Using a sharp knife, carefully cut the lemon in half, but not all the way through. Cut about three-fourths o