Curly Parsley

What do I do with curly parsley? We’re glad you asked! Not just a plate decoration, curly parsley has a fresh, bright taste perfect for adding just the right amount flavor of to soups, stews, sauces, salads, pasta and everything! It can be substituted for Italian parsley in many dishes.

curly parsley
Curly Parsley
A tagged bunch of Josie's Organics Curly Parsley. A tagged bunch of Josie's Organics Curly Parsley.

Tips

In the store, look for curly parsley with vibrant green color leaves and firm stems, free from mold, dark spots or yellowing.

For maximum freshness, refrigerate curly parsley in a zip-lock bag or wrapped in a slightly damp paper towel. Dried curly parsley leaves can be kept for a few months when stored in a tightly sealed glass container and placed in a cool, dark and dry place.  If the curly parsley is slightly wilted, sprinkle it lightly with water; without completely drying, store parsley in the refrigerator.

Prior to consumption, wash curly parsley thoroughly to remove dirt and dust. Trim away roots, thick part of stems and remove any bruised or old leaves.

Nutrition

Curly parsley is rich in anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber.

Grilled Pear and Curly Parsley Crostini

Ingredients

  • Eight ¼-inch slices of ciabatta or bone bread
  • 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • Eight ¼-inch slices of red or Bosc pear, skin on
  • ⅓ cup Josie’s Organics curly parsley leaves, stems removed
  • 3 Tablespoons wildflower or orange honey
  • Squeeze of fresh lemon
  • Sea salt and fresh black pepper to taste

Serves 8

Preheat oven to 375°.

Lay bread slices on a baking sheet. Brush evenly with some of the melted butter. Place in the oven and bake 10-12 minutes until golden brown. Transfer to a large plate and set aside.

Heat a grill pan on medium-high heat. Brush pear slices with remaining butter. Lay them in the grill pan and cook each side 4-5 minutes until they are tender and have grill marks.

Evenly arrange pear slices on bread. Add 2-3 leaves of parsley on top of the pear. Gently squeeze lemon over each slice. Drizzle the crostini with honey. Lightly sprinkle with sea salt. Add a twist of black pepper to finish.

Arrange on a platter or cake stand and serve.

Nutrition
Calories
257
Total Fat
6g
Saturated Fat
4g
Carbohydrates
37g
Sugar
8g
Protein
5g
Fiber
2g
Sodium
281mg