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Parsley Paste (Herb Paste with Garlic)

by Adina 05/05/2020 11 comments

herb paste with garlic, parsley and chives in two small jars
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Addictive parsley paste with garlic, chives and salt, this is the most delicious way of preserving parsley.


How to preserve parsley?


Herb Garlic Paste


This parsley paste is so amazing! The absolute best way of preserving parsley and chives, you will find it really addictive and you will end up using it all the time.

Herbs! What would we do without them? I love them with a passion, I have a pretty big herb patch in the garden and to tell you the truth, herbs are the only plants that don’t immediately die in my presence. 🙁

I really don’t have a green thumb, I tried to build a vegetable garden several times over the years, only to give up after one season. No plant seems to thrive in my presence. Except for herbs.

And I have the feeling that the main reason for this is that herbs actually prosper when left alone….. So just a bit of watering in the summer, removing some weeds now and then and that’s about it. Even I manage to do that!!!!


Herb Garlic Paste


What to do with the parsley paste?

What can I tell you about this herb garlic paste? It will knock you out!!!! It is so powerful and so amazingly delicious, you will end up putting it in everything you cook. It is meant to be used as a condiment to jazz up a soup or a stew, but I really have used in so many different ways, I find it difficult to remember them all.

  • Mix a teaspoon or two of it in scrambled eggs or omelet or any egg dish you could think of.
  • Use to marinate chicken breast or pork chops for grilling or pan-frying.
  • Make herb butter.
  • Stir with some quark or cream cheese-based spread or dip.
  • Stir a small amount of it with yogurt or oil and vinegar to make a salad dressing.
  • Spread a little bit of it on toast bread and grill the toast on the barbecue or in a grill pan.


  • The only two things you have to consider when using the paste are:
  • Garlic – you might smell of it afterward (not a problem for me most of the time).
  • Salt – remember the paste is salty, so you have to reduce the amount of salt you would otherwise need for a dish.


Herb Garlic Paste


Tips for making herb paste

  • Flat-leaf parsley is the best sort.
  • I needed two very large bunches of parsley to obtain 100 g/ 3.5 oz leaves in the end.
  • You should weigh the parsley after you picked the leaves from the stems.
  • You can use the very thin parts of the stem as well, but remove the thicker parts of it.
  • Don’t discard the stems, freeze them, and use for making homemade chicken stock or bone broth.


  • The herb paste will keep in the refrigerator for at least 4-5 months.
  • I prefer to freeze the jars to make sure that the paste remains fresh and tasty.


More recipes using herbs?

Vegetarian Stuffed Mushrooms (with Herb Butter)

Herb Garlic Baguette

Pork Tenderloin with Herb Crust

Herb Garlic Butter

German Green Sauce (Frankfurter Sauce)


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condiment with herbs and garlic


parsley paste with garlic and chives in small jars

Parsley Paste (Herb Paste with Garlic)

Yield: 4 small jars
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Addictive parsley paste with garlic, chives and salt, this is the most delicious way of preserving parsley.


  • 100 g/ 3.5 oz flat-leaf parsley, weigh only the leaves and the very thin top stems (See note)
  • 100 g/ 3.5 oz chives
  • 500 g/ 17.6 oz garlic
  • 100 g/ 3.5 oz fine sea salt


Parsley paste:

  1. Pick the parsley leaves from the stems and weigh 100 g/ 3.5 oz.
  2. Chop the parsley and the chives roughly. Peel the garlic cloves.
  3. Place all the ingredients in a good food processor and blend until you obtain a fine paste. Transfer to small jars.
  4. The jars should keep refrigerated for about 1 year. I prefer to freeze the jars to make sure that the paste remains fresh and tasty.


When stirring the paste into other dishes, remember that it is very salty and garlicky, so you will definitely have to reduce the required salt and garlic quantities.

  1. Stir a few teaspoons of it in soups, stews or egg dishes, like scrambled eggs, omelets, etc.
  2. Mix 2 teaspoons and some olive oil and marinate chicken breasts, steaks or pork chops.
  3. Mix 2-3 teaspoons with 250 g/ 2 sticks soft butter to make herb butter.
  4. Stir 1 teaspoon in salad dressings, either yogurt dressing or vinaigrette.
  5. Stir a few teaspoons with cream cheese/quark/strained yogurt/feta to make a delicious spread or dip.
  6. Smear a little bit on bread and toast the slices on the barbecue (pretty salty, but I like it).


About two very large parsley bunches, preferably flat-leaf parsley.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1 small jar
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 202Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 9650mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 4gSugar: 2gProtein: 9g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.





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[email protected]'s Recipes 18/05/2016 - 19:33

This will be great as the pizza sauce :-))

Adina 19/05/2016 - 07:26

That’s a great idea!

Nammi 19/05/2016 - 02:45

Wow look at that gorgeous green. Never had wild garlic does it taste as a regular garlic?

Adina 19/05/2016 - 07:25

I love the color too. Wild garlic smells very strongly like garlic, it’s funny when you pick it in the woods and the whole wood smells like garlic. The taste is garlicky but milder.

Brie 19/05/2016 - 14:50

What an easy way to add a pop of flavor to a dish. I bet this garlicky paste would taste fantastic on roasted veggies and I would looove it spread on avocado toast with mozzarella and tomatoes!

Jess @ Sweetest Menu 19/05/2016 - 22:20

Wow! What a cool recipe, I’ve never made anything like this before but I can see so many amazing uses for it! YUM!

Dawn - Girl Heart Food 20/05/2016 - 15:26

Oh wow! Look at that colour! So pretty, plus I love how few ingredients there are; that means I can taste each one even better. So healthy, too! Love your serving suggestions… bet this is awesome in eggs. I’m sure stirred into some pasta would be delicious too 🙂 That pairing chart is really neat! Have a lovely weekend, Adina!

Nicoletta @sugarlovespices 20/05/2016 - 16:00

That paste has such a bright color and flavor! It would have so many uses in the kitchen. I love it, as well as the chart, so useful!

Rachel @SimpleSeasonal 20/05/2016 - 16:23

This pesto sounds delicious! I bet the garlic and chives give whatever you smother it in a nice zing! Thanks for sharing the cool infographic too. I’ve pinned it for future reference.

Liz @ The Clean Eating Couple 20/05/2016 - 19:25

Great idea! Saving this for when the garden is in full swing

Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop 21/05/2016 - 15:20

The colors are so amazing when you use fresh herbs. I love this paste. This is such a great way to add a boost of flavor to so many dishes!


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