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Lime Pickle

Lime Pickle

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 30240

Cook Time : 20

Total Time : 30260


Serves 4

  • 12 whole fresh limes

  • 3tablespoons lime juice

  • 1tablespoon sea salt

  • 2tablespoons olive oil

  • 2teaspoons black mustard seeds

  • 8 garlic cloves, crushed

  • 2teaspoons pureed ginger

  • 2teaspoons ground cumin

  • 2teaspoons ground coriander

  • 1 -2teaspoon chili powder (or to taste)

  • 100ml warm water

  • 2teaspoons sugar

  • 2tablespoons balsamic vinegar


  • 01

    Cut the limes each into 8 wedges. Place in a jar with the lime juice and sprinkle the salt over them.

  • 02

    Mix well then cover the jar and leave in the sun for at least 2 weeks shaking the jar regularly.

  • 03

    Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the mustard seeds and stir fry for 30 seconds or until the seeds start to pop. Add the garlic, ginger, ground cumin, ground coriander and chilli powder.

  • 04

    Stir fry for about 30 seconds.

  • 05

    Add the limes, water, sugar and vinegar and bring to the boil.

  • 06

    Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is thick.

  • 07

    Spoon into sterilised glass jars.

  • 08

    When cool, store in the refrigerator for at least 1 week before eating.



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