Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"Pesto is such a great standard. It's so simple to make and always tastes good." -Tamra Davis, Author

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Gremolata is the most basic of all green sauce recipes. A bit of parsley, oil, garlic, lemon…

All of this is quite simple but also so complex. The brightness of parsley and lemon is well balanced with the mellow flavors of garlic and olive oil. There are so many variations on great green sauces – pestos, chimichanga, salsa verde – they all have their variations and complexities.

This sauce is perfect on almost anything. It will complement salmon or chicken while also bringing its own flavor to the dish. All of this with tons of monounsaturated fats to improve your Mediterranean diet score.



Servings: 12 | Serving size: about 1 tablespoon

Cooking time: <30 minutes (does not include chilling time)

This recipe can easily be multiplied and keeps well, refrigerated, for 4-5 days.

Gremolata recipe from Dr. Gourmet


  • 2 cups fresh parsley
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
  • 1 lemon (juiced)
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp. red pepper flakes

Place the parsley, garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, black pepper and red pepper flakes in a blender or mini-chopper.

Puree until almost smooth.

Chill well and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: about 1 tablespoon

Servings: 12

Amount Per Serving

Calories 90 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value
Total Fat 9g 12%
    Saturated Fat 1.5g 6%
    Monounsaturated Fat 7g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 30mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 1g 0%
    Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
    Sugars 0g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A 5% Vitamin C 18%
Calcium 0% Iron 4%
Vitamin K 170mcg Potassium 64mg