Dried parsley is a delicate herb that’s milder in flavor than fresh parsley, but still manages to make a wonderful garnish on almost any dish. Dried parsley has a beautiful deep, emerald color and sweet flavor that will last for several months when stored in an airtight container.
Substitute for Parsley
When you don’t have any parsley on hand, there are still many other herbs and spices you can use to achieve the same impact of parsley. Chervil is closely related to parsley, but has a milder flavor which makes it the perfect alternative for dried parsley. Check out some of the other substitutions, below:
Common Parsley Substitution Questions
What is the Flavor of Parsley?
Parsley has a peppery flavor with a touch of fresh, vegetal earthiness. Parsley is best known for its bright green color used as a garnish.
Are Parsley and Cilantro the Same?
No. Parsley and cilantro, although have a similar look, have completely different tastes. Parsley has a mild, bright flavor making it very versatile, while cilantro has a stronger, more citrusy flavor.
How Much Dried Parsley Do I Substitute for Fresh?
When using dried parsley instead of fresh, use about a third the amount the recipe calls for. For example, if your recipe calls for 1 tablespoon of fresh parsley, use 1 teaspoon of dried parsley instead.