Quick Preserved Limes

This recipe works equally well with lemons—use 3 quartered. Use the fruit in grain salads, pasta dishes, or legume-based tagines.


16 servings (serving size: 1 drained lime quarter)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 5
Fat 0.0 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 0.0 g
Carbohydrate 1.8 g
Fiber 0.5 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.0 mg
Sodium 289 mg
Calcium 1 mg


2 cups water
1/4 cup kosher salt
4 limes, quartered
10 black peppercorns
1 cinnamon stick
1 bay leaf


1. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 1 hour. Cool to room temperature; cover and refrigerate. Discard peppercorns, cinnamon, and bay leaf before using.

Joanne Weir,

Cooking Light

May 2010
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