Replace the parmesan!

Have you ever heard of Gomasio?

No he’s not an Italian singer 🙂

Gomasio is this:gomasio
It is a mix of unhulled sesame seeds and salt. It is very nice topping for all your grilled vegetables, pasta dishes ad so on. A great way to replace parmesan cheese in vegetarian recipes. It is used in Japaneese cuisine and macrobiotic diet as it contains less salt than regular salt.


  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1/3 cup of sesame seeds
  • 1 Tbsp of salt


  1. Heat the sesame seeds in a frying pan until the seeds crack and before they start popping
  2. Let it cool in a small plate. Heat the salt for 30 seconds in the same pan using the existing heat (without turning the heat back on)
  3. Grind both the salt and sesame seeds using a spice grinder. Or if you like the old school method, you can use a mortar and pestle
  4. Keep the mixture in a glass recipient in your fridge. It will be good for several weeks!