Try these parsley recipes for those who thought it was just used to make food look pretty.
While other herbs definitely get more attention – here’s looking at you basil and cilantro – parsley is most often pushed to the side, reserved for mere garnish status. But if you haven’t been given parsley the attention it deserves, it’s time to rethink your kitchen game. Here are 21 different parsley recipes, all proof that parsley doesn’t just have to sit on top of a dish to make it look nice.
How about a new spin on hummus for an easy appetizer or sandwich spread?
2. Parsley Cake
What’s more creative than putting parsley in a cake?
Try about 1/4 to 1/2 a cup of fresh parsley for whatever type of smoothie you are making.
Perfect as a dressing or even a dipping sauce, this parsley recipe happens to be made without the usual mayonnaise.
This classic Argentinean condiment can be put on everything from grilled meats and vegetables to a basket of fries.
6. Lemony Parsley and Mint Pesto
Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to have basil to make pesto.
Now that you’ve made the parsley pesto, why not add it to potatoes for this filling dish?
Parsley and mint are best friends in this dish that’s traditionally made with bulgur wheat, but can also be done with quinoa.
Grill a few eggplants then whip them into this dip that’s great to serve with pita bread.
Next time you want to impress guests with a crispy green appetizer similar to kale chips, give this a try.
11. Chilled Parsley and Pea Soup
This parsley recipe is perfect for warmer days.
12. Guacamole with Basil, Cilantro and Parsley
Consider this the garden herb trifecta.
Make this and you’ll soon be spreading it on everything in sight.
This vegan-friendly creamy sauce works well on salad.
Of all the parsley recipes out there you probably weren’t expecting ice cream, now were you?
Flaxseeds make for great vegan and gluten-free crackers, and with dried parsley they get an extra kick.
17. Couscous with Parsley Yogurt Sauce
A simple yogurt sauce will always bring a modest grain to life.
18. Lemon, Olive and Parsley Quinoa Cakes
With a little leftover quinoa you can cook up these easy cakes.
Serve this on its own as a condiment or mix it into yogurt for a tasty sauce.
Garlic, lemon and parsley; consider this your kitchen’s new magic ingredient.
21. Parsley Muffins
You can’t go wrong with a savory muffin made with cheese.
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