Fresh parsley is a wonderful herb that can really elevate a dish. It does look similar to cilantro but the taste is quite different. It is mainly used in Italian dishes, but is not limited to it. It can be served fresh or cooked. A favorite way we use it is to add to grain salads. We’ll roast some vegetables (like beets and carrots), cook a grain (like rice or cous cous), and add chopped garlic, parsley, maybe a squeeze or 2 of fresh lemon and a strong cheese (like feta or goat). Simple and delicious! Parsley can last weeks in the fridge! You’ll want to keep it a plastic bag and wash only what you use. You can also dry fresh parsley by spreading out the bunch and placing in a paper bag stored in a dark dry area like a pantry.
Meatballs with Parsley and Parmesan