parsley

Parsley is a particularly versatile herb that works well in anything from chilled soups to marinades, sauces and even salad dressings. Whether you’ve grown your own bounty of fresh, organic parsley, or your local farmers market sells bunches of this beautifully aromatic herb, its time to try one of our refreshing and healthy homemade salad dressing recipes with parsley! Either flat leaf or curled leaf parsley will do, and feel free to pair these three dressings up with nearly any type of salad.

Makes about 1 cup of dressing

Green Goddess Dressing

Ingredients
2 tablespoons anchovies, chopped or 2 tablespoons pickled plum paste (also known as umeboshi)
1 clove organic garlic, minced
4 tablespoons organic chives, chopped
1 tablespoon organic lemon juice
3 tablespoons organic white wine vinegar
1 cup organic yogurt
½ cup organic fresh parsley, chopped
freshly ground black pepper to taste

Method
Combine all the ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend well. This creamy but light dressing is ideal on a bed of mixed greens and fresh mushrooms.

Very Green Salad Dressing

Makes about 3 cups of dressing.

Ingredients
¾ cup organic fresh parsley
4 tablespoons organic fresh basil
1 cup organic fresh spinach
4 tablespoons organic lemon juice
¼ organic apple cider vinegar
1 clove organic garlic, minced
½ teaspoons organic cumin
freshly ground pepper and salt to taste

Method
Combine all the ingredients in a food processor or blender until smooth. Light and herby, this dressing is fantastic on a mozzarella salad or drizzled on a bed of spicy greens.

Middle Eastern Sesame Salad Dressing

Makes about 1 cup of dressing.

Ingredients
2 tablespoons organic tahini
1 clove organic garlic, minced
¼ cup organic lemon juice
½ cup organic extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon organic honey
3 tablespoons organic fresh parsley, chopped
¾ teaspoon organic cumin
1 teaspoon organic sesame seeds
freshly ground pepper and salt to taste

Method
Combine all the ingredients in a food processor or blender until smooth. Serve on a green salad with tomatoes, onions and cucumbers or on a hearty feta salad with mixed olives and marinated artichoke hearts.

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