Preserved lemons are an important flavoring amongst the cooks in cultures of North African countries. The preserving method allows the abundance of citrus harvest to be preserved for future use and enjoyment of the people. This is also a great way to utilize the whole lemon, both skin and pith.
Wash and cut the lemons into wedges, about 6-8 wedges per lemon
Place all ingredients except the olive oil in a stainless steel bowl and toss well
Pack the mixture into the mason jar and push down, making sure it reaches the bottom of the jar
Top the mixture in the jar with olive oil
Put the lid on the jar and place it in the refrigerator
Allow the lemons to marinate in the refrigerator for 2 weeks before using. Once marinated you can eat all parts of the lemon, including skin and pith. The preserved lemons will keep in your refrigerator for up to 3 months.