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Easy parsley recipes

Published: May 24, 2021 at 1:54 pm
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Make the most of herby parsley with our easy recipes, from a vegan risotto to pasta dishes and seafood

Looking to use up a bunch of parsley? This versatile herb can be used in a variety of dishes, including frittatas, pasta, seafood and more. Try our ideas below and find more herbal inspiration with our coriander recipes, basil recipes and mint recipes.


Easy parsley recipes

Parsley and pomegranate salad

Fresh, flat-leaf parsley is the hero ingredient in this summery side salad which serves up to four.

A round white serving plate of green leaves and red pomegranate seeds, sat on a folded piece of white linen

Clams in garlic butter with parsley soda bread

This elegant recipe uses parsley in the garlic butter sauce as well as the crusty homemade soda bread. It's perfect for making the most of clam season.

Clams in Garlic Butter Recipe with Soda Bread

Smoked trout and pea frittata with parsley and red onion salad

A bunch of parsley and red onion make the base of a sharp, herby salad that goes perfectly with a smoky, golden frittata. All ready in under 30 minutes.

Smoked Trout Frittata With Peas and Parsley and Red Onion Salad

Tagliatelle with parsley and hazelnut pesto

Mix up your usual pesto by swapping basil and pine nuts for parsley and hazelnuts. Fragrant, filling and fast – it's a perfect veggie midweek meal.

Tagliatelle with parsley and hazelnut pesto

Confit salmon with lemon and parsley salsa

This recipe for confit salmon with lemon and parsley salsa is great if you need to feed a crowd. Cooking the salmon in olive oil gives it a silky texture and stops it from drying out.

confit salmon with parsley salsa

Gorgonzola gnocchi with parsley salad

The best comfort food is the recipe that can be made in a flash. This vegetarian gnocchi recipe is topped with creamy gorgonzola and a quick parsley, caper and red onion salad, to create a special dinner for two.

Gorgonzola Gnocchi Recipe with Parsley Salad

Tuna fishcakes with parsley and caper salad

The flavourful parsley and caper salad compliments these golden tuna fishcakes perfectly, which get the potato and fish balance just right.

Tuna Fishcakes with Parsley and Caper Salad Recipe

Griddled tuna with olive and parsley salad

The green olive and parsley salad adds herby flavour and a lovely sharpness to this simple, quick tuna steak. Easy enough for a midweek meal and special enough for an occasion.

Griddled tuna with olive and parsley salad

Pasta with crisp chorizo, olive oil and parsley

Impress friends and family with this simple but delicious chorizo, parsley and pasta recipe. Toss in some bocconcini with the parsley for extra flavour.

Chorizo Pasta Recipe With Olive Oil and Parsley

Lemon sole with brown shrimp butter

This dish might be quick and easy, but it certainly doesn’t feel everyday – it makes for an elegant date-night meal. Use parsley instead of chives in the brown butter.

A plate of sole topped with shrimp

Pear, chicory and blue cheese salad

A supremely colourful winter salad that combines creamy blue cheese (ideally dolcelatte) with red onion, pears, red chicory, parsley and walnuts, plus a quick red wine vinegar dressing.

A colourful salad of blue cheese, chicory, red onion and pear, with wooden serving spoons to one side

Chorizo, potato and parsley tortilla

Add chorizo and half a bunch of parsley to this classic Spanish recipe for extra flavour and a vibrant colour.

Easy Spanish Potato Tortilla with Chorizo and Parsley

Butternut squash, feta and parsley patties

The best way to use up leftover squash and parsley. Mixed with feta and pine nuts, they make quick-to-cook patties or mini burgers. Good for a midweek meal for two or as a hearty lunch for one.


Parmesan and parsley-crusted salmon

The cheesy parsley crust makes this quick and easy salmon dish. It's a great way to get more fish into your diet. Try leaving out the lime juice and spice it up with paprika instead.

Parmesan Crusted Salmon Recipe

Clams cooked in cider with smoked bacon, chorizo, parsley and chilli

This is the sort of dish that needs to be cooked and eaten straight away. Clams aren’t expensive and are wonderful paired with parsley, bacon, chorizo and chilli.

Clams in Cider Recipe with Smoked Bacon, Chorizo and Chilli

Vegan risotto

Fennel, courgette, peas and parsley make for a wonderfully green risotto, flavoured with a little nutritional yeast in place of parmesan.

Vegan risotto

Beef skewers

Chop parsley and mix into the beautifully spiced beef mince, as well as the zingy red onion salad. Serve on a slick of hummus for a perfectly balanced meal.

Beef Skewers Recipe

Crab on toast with caper and parsley mayo

Liven up lunch time with this quick crab on toast. Crab is combined with lemon, shallot, capers and topped with parsley mayo. On the table in 10 minutes and no cooking required.

Crab on toast with caper and parsley mayo

Grilled goat’s cheese with walnut and parsley pesto

Parsley and walnuts whizzed into a pesto really lift this grilled goat's salad, cutting through the creaminess beautifully. This is a great autumn dish and makes for an impressive dinner-party starter.

Grilled goat’s cheese with walnut and parsley pesto

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