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No Parsley Left Behind
In addition to being an excellent source of vitamins A, C and K and a good source of iron and folate, it is rich in volatile oils (which give it its astringent flavor) and flavonoids. The volatile oils contain components that have been shown to inhibit the activity of harmful elements in the body, and studies have attributed antioxidant properties to the flavonoids, particularly luteolin.
If you do buy a large bunch of parsley for one recipe and want to keep it for a few days in the refrigerator so you can use it in another, take the rubber band or twist-tie off the bunch and wash and spin dry in a salad spinner. I sometimes pick the leaves off at this point, but not always. Lay the parsley, whether stemmed or not, on a double or triple thickness of paper towel, and roll up. Make sure the toweling is damp (spray with a fine mist of water if not), and wrap in a kitchen towel or keep in a refrigerator bag.
~Martha Rose Shulman~
This hummus has a pale green hue and herbal overtones.
Parsley Salsa Verde With Grilled Cod
I’ve given you the recipe for this parsley salsa before, when it was served as a condiment for roasted or grilled summer squash.
Pasta With Mushrooms and Gremolata
This savory pasta is just one idea for gremolata, a pungent mixture of garlic, lemon zest and parsley.
Rice Pilaf With Carrots and Parsley
Carrots and leeks make a sweet combination, but you can also use regular onion in this pilaf.
Parsley and Romaine Salad
You can dress it with a vinaigrette, or with a simpler combination of 1 tablespoon lemon juice and 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil.