Quick Pickled Lemons | PCC Natural Markets

PCC Natural Markets

Facebook Pinterest Instagram

Quick Pickled Lemons

Yield: makes about 3/4 cup

Your rating: None (6 votes)
Your rating: None (6 votes)

Typical preserved lemons take weeks to prepare, but these just need a few hours. If you’re not familiar with the flavor, try imagining an olive made out of lemons. Mince a few and add to a sandwich, serve alongside pilaf, or add some to almost any lentil dish. Because this recipe uses the rind, organic lemons are recommended.


These ingredients are:
vegetarian iconVegetarian vegan iconVegan corn-free iconCorn-free dairy-free iconDairy-free egg-free iconEgg-free gluten-free iconGluten-free peanut-free iconPeanut-free soy-free iconSoy-free tree nut-free iconTree nut-free wheat-free iconWheat-free


In a small bowl, mix together sugar, salt and saffron threads. Using a sturdy spoon and a firm hand, add diced lemons and their juices to the bowl and macerate until sugar mixture is evenly distributed. Transfer to a sterilized jar and let sit for 4 hours at room temperature.

Put the jar in the refrigerator and rest overnight. The lemons will be ready to use the following day, and will keep for up to two weeks in the refrigerator.


Jar Sterilizing Instructions: Wash your jars, bands and lids in hot, soapy water. Place empty jars in a large pot and completely cover with water. Bring to a boil over high heat, and then boil for 10 minutes. Turn off the heat and leave them in the hot water for up to 1 hour before filling.

This quick pickle is different than most: the lemon pieces are pickled in their own highly acidic juice, with just a little salt and sugar to help out the process.

Recipe search

Refine search   Tips »

Related Share Comments My PCC


Chime in! (our commenting policy)
Please use proper table manners when sharing food for thought on this or any other PCC Natural Markets forum. If a food fight starts, email webmaster@pccsea.com to blow the whistle.

Post new comment

Post new comment

Login or register to post comments

Login (Why?)