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Pickles | Lemon Pickles

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  • • 1/2 a KG of medium sized lemons.
  • • 2 tablespoons of nigella sativa.
  • • 1 tablespoon of safflower powder.
  • • 1/4 a cup of coarse salt.
  • • 1 1/2 a cup of lemon juice (the zest is set aside)
  • • 2 chili.
  • • 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil.


Step 1

• Crack lemon with a sharp knife

Step 2

• Melt the salt in lemon juice.

Step 3

• Mix the safflower and nigella sativa.

Step 4

• Stuff lemon with a little of safflower and nigella sativa mix.

Step 5

• Compact lemon in a glassy sterile jar then add lemon juice with salt to them.

Step 6

• Be sure that all the lemons are covered with the lemon juice.

Step 7

• After few hours notice that lemon in the jar have been decreased and you can then add the zest and oil to make a layer that prevents air to leak into lemons.

Step 8

• Leave lemons to pass the pickling process which usually takes 3 weeks to 1 month.

Step 9

• If you want to pickle in a shorter time, you can cut lemons into 4 parts or you can heat half the amount of lemon juice and add it hot or boil the lemons a little before pickling them, so they can be ready to be used in 5 days.

Step 10

• It is preferred that you pick lemon with small size and thin zest, and the longer the time of pickling, the better the results and the tastier the flavor.

Step 11

• You can cut lemon into quarters and then sprinkle a big amount of salt, leave it for a day then clean lemon with water, after that do the same as the previous for pickling. Lemon will be ready in 2 weeks approximately.

By AleppoFood team

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