Walnut Gremolata

Gremolata is one of those toppings that enhances nearly anything it touches. The standard combination is parsley, lemon, and garlic, but in this walnut-based rendition, a dash of mint brings a bold freshness to play off the earthy nut. It's a great topping for roasted vegetables, grilled chicken, or slow-roasted salmon. Stir it into hot noodles to create an elegant pasta, or smear it on toasted bread for a simple snack. It's also at home on a baked potato or perfectly seared steak. The point is: whatever the gremolata adorns will taste better, which is why it is likely to become a new kitchen staple.

Walnut Gremolata Recipe
Photo: Jennifer Causey
Hands On Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins


  • 1 cup finely chopped toasted walnuts

  • 1 cup finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh mint

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest plus 1 Tbsp. fresh juice (from 1 lemon)

  • 1 medium garlic clove, chopped (about 1 tsp.)

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ½ teaspoon black pepper


  1. Stir together all ingredients in a medium bowl until well combined.

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