Citrons Confits Express (Quick Preserved Lemons)


This microwave recipe for preserved lemons speeds up the whole process. They make the perfect accompaniment to Moroccan tagines or couscous. Refrigerate after opening.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
1 day
Total Time:
1 day 20 mins
2 preserved lemons


  • 2 lemons, sliced into thin wedges

  • ¼ cup water

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • 1 lemon, juiced

  • 1 tablespoon salt


  1. Mix lemons wedges, 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons water, lemon juice, and salt together in a microwave-safe container.

  2. Cook in the microwave for 10 minutes, stirring at 2-minute intervals to prevent spills.

  3. Pour the mixture into a sterilized, airtight jar. Let stand for 24 hours before using.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

8 Calories
0g Fat
4g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 8
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 874mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 32mg 160%
Calcium 26mg 2%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 61mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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