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25 Parsley Recipes for Fresh and Flavorful Meals

Fresh parsley recipes that will enliven your taste buds! These dishes are perfect for bringing a burst of freshness and color to your dining table.

25 Parsley Recipes for Fresh and Flavorful Meals

Parsley, often seen as just a garnish, is actually a versatile herb that can transform any dish with its vibrant color and fresh, slightly peppery taste. It’s a staple in many cuisines around the world and can be used in a variety of ways in cooking.

To help you explore the full potential of this delightful herb, I’ve curated a collection of parsley-centric recipes. From appetizers to main courses, these dishes showcase the unique and fresh flavor of parsley:

  • Classic Italian parsley and garlic gremolata
  • Refreshing tabbouleh with loads of chopped parsley
  • Creamy parsley pesto pasta
  • Parsley and lemon butter for fish and seafood
  • Healthy parsley salads and slaws
  • Savory parsley soups and stews
  • Parsley-infused marinades for grilled meats
  • Flavorful parsley rice and pilafs
  • Easy parsley dips and spreads
  • Parsley garnished desserts for a fresh twist

Each recipe has been carefully selected to highlight parsley in a way that enhances the overall flavor of the dish. Whether you’re using curly or flat-leaf parsley, these recipes will allow you to appreciate this herb in new and exciting ways.

25 Parsley Recipes for Fresh and Flavorful Meals

1
Chicken Piccata with Lemon Sauce
Chicken Piccata with Lemon Sauce
Once you’ve tried this tangy, yet delicate lemon chicken piccata, you won’t hesitate to make it for company. Seasoned with parmesan and parsley, the chicken cooks up golden brown, then is drizzled with a light lemon sauce. —Susan Pursell, Fountain Valley, California
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2
Cauliflower Tabbouleh
Cauliflower Tabbouleh
This cauliflower tabbouleh recipe is super easy and fast to make. I love that I can offer it to my guests who have special dietary restrictions. —Maiah Miller, Montclair, Virginia
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3
Cuban Chimichurri
Cuban Chimichurri
This fresh Cuban sauce wonderfully complements steak, but pour it over a burger, and your taste buds will thank you! —Elaine Sweet, Dallas, Texas
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4
Flavorful Green Rice
Flavorful Green Rice
Green onions and parsley give this rice its name, but the appealing flavor is what makes it memorable.—Karin Bailey, Golden, Colorado
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5
Cheese and Fresh Herb Quiche
Cheese and Fresh Herb Quiche
With herbs from the garden to use, I created a quiche with basil, parsley and dill along with feta, Swiss, Gruyere and mozzarella. Goat cheese is also yummy. —Sonya Labbe, West Hollywood, California
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6
Jenné Claiborne’s Black-Eyed Pea Salad Is Easy and Elegant
Jenné Claiborne’s Black-Eyed Pea Salad Is Easy and Elegant
This salad comes together in just 15 minutes.
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The Easy Pantry Pasta You’ll Make All Winter Long
The Easy Pantry Pasta You’ll Make All Winter Long
It’s fast, warm, and bright, and comes together in minutes.
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This Easy Lemon Butter Sauce Is the Easiest Way to Upgrade Dinner
This Easy Lemon Butter Sauce Is the Easiest Way to Upgrade Dinner
Seriously, it tastes good spooned over everything.
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9
Crispy, Golden Sabzi Polo Is a Celebration of Fresh Herbs
Crispy, Golden Sabzi Polo Is a Celebration of Fresh Herbs
This fragrant rice is a must-have for Nowruz, the Persian new year, as herbs are a symbol of rebirth and health.
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10
It’s Official: Garlic-Swirl Rolls Are the New Garlic Knots
It’s Official: Garlic-Swirl Rolls Are the New Garlic Knots
Like cinnamon rolls, only savory.
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11
The Foolproof Salmon Recipe You Need to Memorize
The Foolproof Salmon Recipe You Need to Memorize
This method of cooking salmon leaves it beautifully bright, intact, and never dried out.
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12
This Garlicky Marinated White Bean Salad Gets Better as It Sits
This Garlicky Marinated White Bean Salad Gets Better as It Sits
It’s the ultimate make-ahead lunch.
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13
Recipe: Orzo Salad with Roasted Cauliflower, Pine Nuts, and Parsley
Recipe: Orzo Salad with Roasted Cauliflower, Pine Nuts, and Parsley
I discovered orzo salad in college while studying in Italy, and variations of it have been a supper staple ever since. In fact, it’s probably one of the most requested recipes from my very picky husband. The formula is always the same — toss some seasonal roasted vegetables with the pasta, along with a rustic vinaigrette. Sometimes I add cheese, sometimes I don’t; sometimes I add nuts, sometimes I don’t.
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Recipe: Chickpea Salad with Red Onion, Sumac, and Lemon
Recipe: Chickpea Salad with Red Onion, Sumac, and Lemon
My husband is a scientist, which might sound nerdy and even dreary, in an academic institutional sort of way, but I think what he does is fascinating — and it also takes us to some pretty wonderful places. I’ve chatted over drinks with rocket scientists in Monte Carlo’s grand old aquarium, and walked through aqueducts in Lisbon. We spend field research weeks in snowy Colorado, and I get to gallivant around Paris while he’s ensconced in meetings.
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How To Make Classic Italian Gremolata
How To Make Classic Italian Gremolata
Gremolata is one of those things where the whole is definitely greater than the sum of its parts. Sprinkled over any number of dishes, it will make every mouthful pop with its bright, fresh flavors. Gremolata is so simple that you barely need a recipe, but here’s one all the same, just to get you started.
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Chicken Piccata (Easy Recipe)
Chicken Piccata (Easy Recipe)
This easy recipe for chicken piccata is a simple yet superb dinner that’s ready in no time! Made with butter, lemon juice, white wine, and capers, the flavor is just to die for!
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17
Wiener Schnitzel (Easy Recipe)
Wiener Schnitzel (Easy Recipe)
From the crunchy, golden breadcrumb crust to the tender and juicy veal inside, Wiener schnitzel is the kind of dish I could eat every single day.
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18
Winter Pasta w/ Sausage Meatballs, Walnuts, & Crispy Sage
Winter Pasta w/ Sausage Meatballs, Walnuts, & Crispy Sage
This is the perfect winter pasta recipe to take you through those cold weather months. Grab a big bowl and curl up in front of the fireplace or TV to enjoy this winter pasta with sausage.
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Herbed Potato Salad (no mayo!)
Herbed Potato Salad (no mayo!)
This healthy potato salad recipe is full of fresh flavor. It’s mayo-free and so easy to make. It’ll be a big hit at your next party! Vegan and egg free.
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20
Killer Lemon Butter Sauce for Fish
Killer Lemon Butter Sauce for Fish
An incredible , super quick Lemon Butter Sauce for fish made with browned butter and lemon. It has a rich, nutty, buttery taste balance with freshness from lemon. Suitable for almost any fish.
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21
Sabzi Polo (Persian Herb Rice)
Sabzi Polo (Persian Herb Rice)
Sabzi Polo is a traditional Persian Herb Rice dish made with rice and a variety of fresh herbs which tastes and smells incredible. Sabzi Polo is a Persian
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22
Quick and Easy Prosciutto-Wrapped Shrimp & Goat Cheese Appetizer
Quick and Easy Prosciutto-Wrapped Shrimp & Goat Cheese Appetizer
This Prosciutto-Wrapped Shrimp and Goat Cheese Appetizer is quick, easy and brings serious wow to holiday parties or intimate dinners. Seven simple ingredients create one fabulous shrimp appetizer!
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23
Ham and Herb Quiche
Ham and Herb Quiche
This cheesy Ham and Herb Quiche with fresh rosemary, thyme, and parsley will steal the spotlight for your Easter brunch.
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Cheddar Garlic Swirl Rolls | Nourished Endeavors
Cheddar Garlic Swirl Rolls | Nourished Endeavors
Baking . Travel . Photography
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25
Quinoa Stuffed Peppers Recipe
Quinoa Stuffed Peppers Recipe
This vegetarian quinoa stuffed peppers recipe is a colorful and delicious healthy dinner, full of Mediterranean flavors like lemon, parsley and feta.
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