An entire article devoted to parsley? Yes! If you have only thought of parsley as a garnish, we think these recipes will change your mind. Here, parsley certainly adds color, but its flavor is integral to the dish. You will never think about parsley the same way again. And, it is an easy-to-find ingredient in most supermarkets.
Farfalle With Roasted Red Peppers & Parsley
We call this a 15-minute recipe because you can prep all the ingredients in the time it takes the water to boil. That’s my kind of weeknight meal! We love the butterfly shaped pasta, but you could use fusilli or other shapes. The jarred roasted red peppers are a convenient pantry staple, and don’t forget the capers for their briny addition. The dish is vegan as is but is also lovely with a shower of Parmesan cheese. Get the recipe for Farfalle With Roasted Red Peppers & Parsley.
When you think of pesto you probably think of basil, but this pesto is based on fresh, flat leaf parsley. Make sure your pine nuts are fresh and toast them lightly before making this easy recipe that is fantastic with pasta or even spread on chicken before roasting. Get the recipe for Parsley Pesto.
Grilled Corn Salad With Parmesan & Parsley
Kernels cut off grilled corn on the cob are tossed with Parmesan, fresh chopped parsley, olive oil and salt and pepper create a fantastic side dish for your next cookout. Get the recipe for Grilled Corn Salad With Parmesan & Parsley.
Baked Rice With Olives, Feta & Pomegranate
This Baked Rice dish is not only colorful and incredibly flavorful, but also super easy too. Note the “baked” in the title. If you have never baked rice before, you are about to learn a tried-and-true technique. In addition to baked rice, you will be making a fresh relish with pomegranate seeds, olives, and walnuts. Consider making double the relish, to have extra for other uses throughout the week. It is fabulous alongside roasted chicken or fish. Get the recipe for Baked Rice With Olives, Feta & Pomegranate.
Fennel, Kale & Parsley Salad With Clementines
Just when you think you’re bored with the idea of leafy green salads, along comes a recipe such as this, which will make you think about salads in a whole new light. Thinly sliced fresh fennel, along with kale and parsley, and the addition of sweet juicy clementines, make this a salad to remember. It appears quite fancy, but it is very easy to put together. Try this alongside a holiday main dish. Get the recipe for Fennel, Kale & Parsley Salad With Clementines.
Hot Potato Salad With Bacon & Parsley
We like red-skinned potatoes in this recipe for this for the visual, but you could use a Yukon gold type, too. Purple potatoes would be dramatic. We love this as a side to simple roast meats and poultry. Don’t leave out the parsley. It is more than a garnish here and truly adds flavor and color to the dish. Get the recipe for Hot Potato Salad With Bacon & Parsley.
Mint Salsa Verde
This bright green sauce comes together easily in the blender by combining parsley, fresh mint, scallions, anchovies, Garlic-Infused Olive Oil, and capers. Make a batch and keep it in the fridge for last minute meals. It really perks up simply grilled meat, poultry, or fish. Or try it with our Butterflied Leg of Lamb cooked on the grill. Get the recipe for Mint Salsa Verde.
Vegan Low FODMAP Brown Rice Stuffing With Apples & Hazelnuts
We first came up with this as a stuffing, or dressing, to serve to our vegan friends at Thanksgiving. But really, it is simply a flavor and texture packed brown rice dish that you could use any time you want an interesting rice option. Get the recipe for Vegan Low FODMAP Brown Rice Stuffing With Apples & Hazelnuts.
Loaded Vegetarian Stuffing
When we say loaded, we really mean it! This vegetarian stuffing has it all and is so delectable that everyone at the table, meat eaters included, will be clamoring for it. You can look forward to lots of scallion and leek greens sautéed in generous amounts of butter and garlic-infused olive oil, oyster mushrooms, chestnuts, winter squash and celery, kale, grapes, fresh herbs, savory vegetable broth, and of course cubes of bread. It is truly a powerhouse dish. Get the recipe for Loaded Vegetarian Stuffing.
Vegan Kale Pesto
Our Kale Pesto happens to be vegan – taking advantage of “cheesy” nutritional yeast. The body of the pesto if made up of the expected basil but with hearty kale and flat-leaf parsley as well, which lends balance to the other two bold greens. We do like pesto with pine nuts, which this uses, but we provide options for other nuts and seeds. Get the recipe for Vegan Kale Pesto.
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