Preserved Lemons (Citrons Confits) Recipe

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Preserved Lemons (Citrons Confits)
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  • 10 -12 lemons
  • 1/2 cup coarse salt


  1. Slice each lemon to obtain nice rounds and put in a big bowl.
  2. Put the lemon juice, obtained by the slicing, aside in the refrigerator.
  3. Sprinkle coarse salt over the lemon slices, toss to mix well, cover with a clean cloth and let to marinate for about 10 to 12 hours.
  4. When the timing is over, rinse thoroughly, dry well and pack the lemon slices in sterilized jars.
  5. Distribute the lemon juice, kept in the refrigerator, equally in each jar filled with lemon slices.
  6. Cover with olive oil. It is of the utmost importance that the lemon slices are all covered by the oil.
  7. The preserved lemons prepared this way are ready to use after 2 weeks.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 9.25 Kcal (39 kJ)
Calories from fat 0 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 2829.97mg 118%
Potassium 44.61mg 1%
Total Carbs 2.87g 1%
Sugars 0.96g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0.96g 4%
Protein 0.32g 1%
Vitamin C 16.9mg 28%
Iron 0.3mg 2%
Calcium 10mg 1%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 23.6 Kcal (99 kJ)
Calories from fat 0 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 7219.32mg 118%
Potassium 113.79mg 1%
Total Carbs 7.32g 1%
Sugars 2.44g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2.44g 4%
Protein 0.81g 1%
Vitamin C 43.1mg 28%
Iron 0.8mg 2%
Calcium 25.6mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 0
  • 0

Good Points

  • low calorie,
  • fat free,
  • saturated fat free,
  • cholesterol free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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