Lemon Gremolata is zesty, fresh and delicious! The perfect accompaniment for grilled meat or fish, or dolloped over your favorite casserole. Just 5 ingredients and 5 minutes to make. Try it this weekend. I am sure you will be hooked on it soon!
A bowl of lemon gremolata in stone bowl with chicken in the background.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Fast and flavourful! – this vibrant, Italian condiment adds so much fresh, delicious flavour to your meal that you’ll want to have it on everything!

Quick and easy – Less than 5 minutes and 4 ingredients it is my favourite keto condiment.

Thermal-cooker friendly – This is an easy recipe and I have included instructions for making the cilantro chimichurri with a Thermomix as well.

Low carb and keto-friendly – this parsley dressing has not additives or sugars. It is very low in carbs and contains healthy fats. For a low calorie condiment omit the oil. You will find the full nutrition information under the recipe box. Just adjust the recipe to your dietary needs.

Try our Seasoned King Fish fillets with lemon gremolata for an easy mid week meal. Or try it with some our tasty chicken recipes like Peri Peri Chicken or Lemon Pepper Wings.

What is Gremolata?

Gremolata is a sauce or condiment made with Italian parsley, lemon zest and garlic. Usually, a dry condiment that you serve with protein like fish or delicious osso buco. I love it with oil. It keeps it fresher for longer and looks amazing on almost everything!

The Ingredients

Scroll to the recipe box at the bottom for the quantity of ingredients used and the full detailed recipe for gremolata sauce. Keep reading for more details on the ingredients, substitutes and step-by-step instructions on how to make this delicious gremolata dressing recipe.

It is as simple as only a few ingredients to whip together for this super tasty easy gremolata.

Fresh flat leaf Italian parsley (this really is my favourite fresh herb of all time)

Fresh lemon zest and juice, please no lemon juice out of a bottle haha

Olive oil – I use extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil for different gremolata variations.

How To Make It

It is so easy to make the gremolata. It really is just as simple as adding all the ingredients to a food processor and mixing until chopped.

This can easily be done by hand as well. Simply the chop garlic, lemon and parsley.

Add oil if you want to have a chimichurri oil as I have.

If you do make it dry you can sprinkle it over any of your favourite dishes, or make gremolata crumb for a seasoning, keto crumb option, or salad garnish perfect for summer!

For more Italian parsley recipes try out Taboule or Chimichurri with fresh chopped parsley.

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Lemon gremolata on grilled chicken.

Lemon Gremolata

Lemon Gremolata is zesty, fresh and delicious! The perfect accompaniment for grilled meat or fish, or dolloped over your favorite casserole. Just 5 ingredients and 5 minutes to make. Try it this weekend. I am sure you will be hooked on it soon!
5 from 122 votes!
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Australian Keto
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free
Recipe Category: Low Carb
Calories: 119kcal
Author: Megan Ellam
Servings: 4 serves
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  • 1 cup (1 cup) parsley roughly chopped
  • 1 clove (1 clove) garlic
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup (1/4 cups) olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste



  • Add all ingredients to a blender. Mix until smooth and finely chopped.


  • Add all ingredients to mixer; mix 15 sec/speed 7. Scrape and repeat until finely chopped.


I use flat leaf parsley. You can swap it for curly parsley, cilantro or any fresh soft herb you love.
Serve with protein like – grilled chicken or Peri Peri chicken, grilled Cote De Boeuf, pan fried fish, or Chinese Duck and Cabbage Salad.
This recipe yields approximately 4 servings. The actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes. 
To calculate the weight of one serving, prepare the recipe as instructed. Weigh the finished recipe, then divide the weight of the finished recipe by 4. The result will be the weight of one serving. 
Nutritional values shown are a guideline only. They are for 1 serving using the ingredients listed. 
Store it in the fridge for a max of 3-4 days.
The recipe card instructions contain the most basic of steps and a list of ingredients. If you have any queries, questions or are unsure of substitutions, please scroll up to the blog post for more information.

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Serving: 1serve | Calories: 119kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 83mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 1265IU | Vitamin C: 23.3mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 0.9mg | Net Carbs: 1g
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64 responses to “Lemon Gremolata Recipe”

  1. LaKita

    5 stars
    This lemon gremolata made my chicken so flavorful and amazing!! I will definitely be making it again.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      That is so cool to hear

  2. Amy

    5 stars
    I’m always on the lookout for new sauce recipes for my personal chef clients. This one was a hit with roasted salmon.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Perfect match

  3. Ksenia

    5 stars
    My chicken had so much flavor thanks yo your gremolata! Tomorrow we will have it on top of steak. Great and easy recipe

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub


  4. Erica

    5 stars
    I love a good Gremolata and this one did not disappoint the flavors were so fresh and it came together so easily. Everyone in the family couldn’t get enough of it.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Yay! That is so cool to hear.

  5. Tracy

    5 stars
    This is our favorite sauce!! Thank you so much. We use it on everything. Our kids favorite is on chicken!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      It is so good isn’t it

  6. Mikayla

    5 stars
    We have BTA (bacon, tomato, avocado) sandwiches for dinner often and I decided to whip this up and add it to them. Such a great burst of bright flavor added!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      So happy you loved the recipe

  7. Jenny

    5 stars
    I love these simple ingredients. The extra virgin olive oil brings it together and the recipe sings. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      You are very welcome Jenny

  8. Swathi

    5 stars
    Lemon Gremolata looks delicious perfect with roasted veggies.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      It sure is isn’t it

  9. Debra

    5 stars
    Super flavor. We drizzled it onto a whole roasted cauliflower, which would have otherwise been bland, but this sauce made it absolutely delish.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Oh that sounds amazing

  10. Tyanne

    5 stars
    Wow this was so good! Great with salmon.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      It sure is

  11. Alexandra

    5 stars
    Gremolata is one of my favourite things, and this recipe is perfection! The perfect balance of flavours. We served with roast chicken, and it worked a treat.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      So happy you enjoyed it Alex

  12. Donna

    5 stars
    This is the perfect little sauce to have on hand. We had it with some grilled chicken breasts last night, and it added so much flavor to the dish.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      It sure is

  13. Heather

    5 stars
    Ooh can’t wait to try this on some grilled chicken or seafoods! Seems so fresh and an instant way to brighten up a dish!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      It is soooo good!

5 from 122 votes (90 ratings without comment)

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