It’s the season for comfort food, soups, hearty meat dishes and wholesome veggies, and what works really well with those dishes is a tasty topping. Today’s recipe is a great topping for those dishes, Cashew Parsley Gremolata. It’s a combination of toasted cashew nuts, chopped fresh parsley and lime zest. It’s delicious.


Cashew Parsley Gremolata by Diverse Dinners


Cashew Parsley Gremolata, is a twist on the traditional Italian gremolata which is a mixture of parsley, garlic and lemon zest. Just like to today’s recipe, gremolata can be made with a variety of herbs and nuts and other fresh ingredients. If you’re feeling experimental, by all means, try your hand at creating one of your own.

I used raw whole cashews in this recipe, but if you cannot find them in your grocery store, use whatever unsalted variety you can find.

I am working on a Cashew Butternut Squash Soup and I created Cashew Parsley Gremolata to serve as a garnish. Let’s not forget though, that gremolata is good with all manner of dishes, not just soups.

If you’ve been following Diverse Dinners for a little while, you will know that I’m really big on fresh herbs. Fresh herbs provide character to a dish, herbs give its partner ingredients a lift, so to speak. By the same token, sprinkling a touch of Cashew Parsley Gremolata on top of a soup will do wonders for its overall flavor.

I’m a fan of herbs in cocktails too. Check out this Thyme Tequila Fizz.


Thyme Tequila Fizz


Cashew Parsley Gremolata can be stored in the fridge for a few days, so feel free to make it ahead of time.




332 cal


24 g


18 g


11 g
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Cashew Parsley Gremolata

7 minPrep Time

3 minCook Time

10 minTotal Time

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  • 1/2 cup whole raw cashews
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley (chopped)
  • Zest of 1 lime (approx. 1 1/2 tsp)
  • Equipment & Utensils
  • Resealable bag
  • Skillet


  1. Place cashews in a resealable bag and bash the cashews a few times to break them into pieces.
  2. Heat skillet on high and tip in cashew pieces.
  3. Toss the cashews until they are golden on all sides, then set aside to cool.
  4. Mix together cooled cashews, parsley and lime zest.
  5. Use as garnish when needed.