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Quick Preserved Limes

Yield 16 servings (serving size: 1 drained lime quarter)
This recipe works equally well with lemons—use 3 quartered. Use the fruit in grain salads, pasta dishes, or legume-based tagines.

Ingredients

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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.