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Fresh Parsley – What To Do?

March 14, 2012

We’ll be including fresh organic parsley in the co-op style produce shares this weekend!  While parsley is a wonderfully nutritious and healing food, it’s often under-appreciated. Most people don’t realize that this vegetable has more uses than just being a decorative garnish that accompanies restaurant meals. Parsley is actually a storehouse of nutrients with a delicious green, vibrant taste.

We love this idea from Maria Rodale, editor of Organic Gardening magazine…

In the summer, I love to make a mixture of fresh chopped herbs, salt, olive oil, and a bit of fresh chopped garlic to put on top of fish, chicken, or steak.  It’s so simple and so deeply satisfying.

To keep your parsley fresh, read this tutorial on how to store it properly.

Here are some other ideas from…

  • Combine chopped parsley with bulgur wheat, chopped green onions (scallions), mint leaves, lemon juice and olive oil to make the Middle Eastern classic dish, tabouli.  Try this Authentic Lebanese Tabouli recipe.
  • Add parsley to pesto sauce to add more texture to its green color.
  • Combine chopped parsley, garlic and lemon zest, and use it as a rub for chicken, lamb and beef.
  • Use parsley in soups and tomato sauces.
  • Serve a colorful salad of fennel, orange, cherry tomatoes, pumpkin seeds and parsley leaves.
  • Chopped parsley can be sprinkled on a host of different recipes, including salads, vegetable sautées and grilled fish.

YUM!  Enjoy your parsley!

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  1. March 15, 2012 2:00 pm

    Lovely Parsley which is a powerhouse of vitamins & minerals. I use it chopped in and with many vegetables including potatoes, squash, carrots, cauliflower and corn, I also make parsley butter with parmesan cheese added for a sauce. It is also good to add t to other salad dressings. So glad to be getting some this Sat.

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