Pumpkin Seed & Jalapeño Gremolata

June 28, 2018

Author Notes: Gremolata is the Milanese answer to Genovese pesto and Argentinian chimichurri: an herby, unblended sauce that cuts through heavier dishes and livens them up. Purist Gremolata is a golden ratio of garlic, lemon zest, and parsley, roughly minced together. But there are endless ways to play with that base. This version, with pumpkin seeds and jalapeños, is great over roasted chicken or pork, roasted sweet potatoes or squash, avocado toast, and eggs, to name just a few. (We put it over beans on toast!)Alison Cayne

Food52 Review: To read more about gremolata (and two other variations), see the full article.The Editors

Makes: about 1 1/2 cups
Prep time: 15 min


  • 1 cup cilantro, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely grated or minced
  • 1 lime, zested and juiced
  • 1/2 cup toasted pumpkin seeds
  • 1 finely sliced scallion, divided
  • 1 jalapeño, finely minced
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 2 dashes sea salt, to taste
In This Recipe


  1. Make gremolata by combining cilantro, garlic and zest. Add in pumpkin seeds, 1/2 the scallion slices, jalapeño and enough oil to cover. The amount of oil you add depends on the consistency you want, so adjust accordingly. Stir in the rest of the scallions, lime juice, and salt to taste. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

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1 Review

Doris July 1, 2018
This recipe sounds absolutely delicious. I can not wait to make it!