Odysea Preserved Beldi Lemons

What are preserved lemons and where can you buy them?

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Discover what preserved lemons are, where to shop for them, and how to use them in our ingredient glossary

What are preserved lemons?

Preserved lemons are lemons that are packed in brine. Over time they lose their sour astringency but retain a floral lemon flavour with a salty, umami kick. Originating from North Africa and sold in jars whole, halved or quartered, they’re commonly used in soups and tagines as well as pilafs, dressings and sauces.


Where do you buy preserved lemons?

Belazu Preserved Lemons, £3.09/220g, Waitrose

Odysea Preserved Beldi Lemons, £6/360g, Amazon

Make your own preserved lemons

Preserved lemons are available in most bigger supermarkets, but they’re really easy to make at home, too. They will keep for up to a year without refrigeration.

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Preserved lemons recipes

Preserved lemon, spinach and cherry tomato pilaf

Packed with subtle perfume flavours and zesty preserved lemons, this vegan pilaf is a hearty all-in-one midweek meal for the family to enjoy.

Spinach Rice Pilaf Recipe with Tomatoes and Lemon

Preserved lemon poussin with tabbouleh and saffron yogurt

Check out this poussin recipe with preserved lemons. This easy dish makes a great alternative to any weekend roast recipe. Serve with freshly chopped tabbouleh salad and a smooth saffron yogurt.

Poussin Recipe with Preserved Lemons and Tabbouleh