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Lemon Pepper Seasoning Recipe

Author Heather Dessinger


  • microplane zester
  • coffee grinder


  • 12 tbsp freshly zested lemon peel (After the peel dries you should have about 8 tablespoons)
  • 4 tbsp whole peppercorns (I use a mix of green, black, red and white)
  • 1 tbsp sea salt


  • Grate the lemon peel using a microplane zester. The zest needs to dry before you combine it with the other ingredients, and there are two easy ways to do that. My usual method is to simply place it on a towel and leave it to dry overnight. Another option is to spread it on a baking sheet and place it in the oven on low heat (around 170F) until dried - usually 30 minutes to an hour.
  • When the lemon peel is dried, place it in a coffee grinder with the peppercorns and pulse until it reaches the level of fineness you prefer.
  • Depending on the size of your coffee grinder, you may need to grind 1/2 of batch and then grind the second half - that's what I did.  Next, place the mixture in a clean jar and stir in salt.


Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg