Parsley is a bright green plant with feather-like leaves in the same family as dill. You can find common varieties of curly leaf parsley and flat leaf parsley that produce a light fresh taste and can be used in a wide range of recipes.
HOW TO USE PARSLEY
The bright green herb is commonly used in Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Brazilian and American cuisine. The herb can be used in stocks, sauces, salads and soups. It is often used as a garnish on many recipes.
Keep dried parsley in an airtight jar similar to all herbs and spices away from heat and moisture. We recommend a spice cabinet that is away from the sink, stove and not facing direct sunlight. When properly stored, dried chives can last up to 1 – 2 years but we recommend to always check the best use date.
FLAVORS THAT GO WITH PARSLEY:
Parsley pairs nicely with these herbs and spices. Try them together the next time you're in the kitchen cooking something up for lunch or dinner.
- Rosemary: Aromatic rosemary adds distinctive Mediterranean flavor to grilled lamb, roast chicken, tomato sauce, roasted vegetables and potatoes. Try rosemary and parsley together in our Garlic Rosemary Mashed Potatoes recipe.
- Basil: Sweet and fragrant basil complements tomato-based dishes including pizza, pasta and marinara sauce. It also pairs well with vegetable, chicken, pork or seafood. Try our Basil And Parsley Asparagus to try these two flavors together.
- Dill Weed: The feathery leaves of the dill plant add fresh green flavor to lighter dishes such as salads, seafood and vegetables. Also great in dips, spreads and homemade pickles.
- Black Pepper: Our pure black pepper is the most widely used seasoning on Earth. It delivers a mild kick of heat that highlights rather than overwhelms other flavors. Native to the Malabar Coast of India, McCormick Black Pepper comes from the mature berries of the evergreen vine Piper nigrum. From plantation to package, we monitor the process every step of the way to ensure that every bottle delivers consistent sharp aroma and earthy flavor. In ancient times, peppercorns were rare and valuable. They were used as currency to pay dowries and even rent. Although no longer used as money, pure black pepper is still one of the world’s most valued and beloved spices in all types of food. Try parsley and black pepper in our Shrimp Scampi recipe.
- Thyme: Cultures all over the world look to thyme as a great source for its unmistakable, fresh aroma. One of the highest compliments to pay a Greek warrior, for instance, was to say he smelled of thyme. And in the Middle Ages, thyme was used to fend off nightmares. Today, our pure thyme holds its greatest place of honor in the kitchen as one of our most popular herbs. Try thyme and parsley in our Herbed Chicken and Dumplings recipe.
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