Zesty Salsa with Preserved Lemons

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Zesty Salsa with Preserved Lemons

Preserved lemon adds a tart twist to traditional fresh tomato salsa. Scoop it up with tortilla chips or use it as a topping for grilled fish tacos. For this recipe, you can use the yellow peel and/or the pulp from a preserved lemon. Just be sure to rinse the lemon well before using and remove any seeds from the pulp.

Yield: about 3 cups
Active Time: 10
Total Time: 10


  • 2 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 1/4 cup finely diced rinsed preserved lemon peel and/or pulp
  • 4 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste


Combine tomatoes, preserved lemon, scallions, oil, cumin, paprika, salt and pepper in a medium bowl.


Nutrition Per Serving

calories 28
fat 2 g (0 g sat, 2 g mono)
cholesterol 0 mg
carbohydrates 2 g
protein 0 g
fiber 1 g
sodium 68 mg
potassium 72 mg

Nutrition Bonus

Carbohydrate Serving 0

Exchanges 1/2 fat

From EatingWell January/February 2011