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Spicy Gremolata

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 15 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size Makes ½ cup servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 7 ingredients

This Spicy Gremolata has joined pesto as a pantry basic in my kitchen. It is a wonderfully healthy condiment bursting with vitamin C among other things, and with flavor that will liven up any simple...


  • 3 garlic cloves, lightly crushed and peeled
  • 2 packed cups fresh flat leaf parsley, leaves only, thick stems removed
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 jalapeño or Serrano pepper, de-seeded (or to taste)
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • Large pinch of coarse salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
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Nutrition Facts


674 cals


69 g

Saturated Fat

10 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

7 g

Monounsaturated Fat

50 g


17 g


3 g


6 g


5 g


219 mg


  1. In a blender, blend the oil, garlic, lemon zest and jalapeño or serrano pepper. Gradually add in the herbs and salt, blend until smooth. Taste for seasoning.

Chef Tips

If you don’t have a blender, you can chop the herbs, zest, and salt together on a board, adding in 2 tablespoons of the oil a little at a time. Scrape into a small bowl and stir in the remaining oil. And if you’re worried about this being too spicy, either make it without the jalapeno – it will still be really good, or add the jalapeno a little at a time until the gremolata is to your taste.

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