Zesty Salsa with Preserved Lemons

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.

From EatingWell: January/February 2011
Yield: about 3 cups
Active Time: 10
Total Time: 10


  1. 2 medium tomatoes, diced
  2. 1/4 cup finely diced rinsed preserved lemon peel and/or pulp
  3. 4 scallions, thinly sliced
  4. 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  5. 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  6. 1 teaspoon paprika
  7. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  8. Freshly ground pepper to taste


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


Nutrition Per Serving: 28 calories; 2 g fat (0 g sat, 2 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 2 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 1 g fiber; 68 mg sodium; 72 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus:

0 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1/2 fat