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Drying Parsley in a Food Dehydrator

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Drying parsley in a food dehydrator gives you a home-grown herb to use in your cooking all year round! This is one of my favorite food preservation tips that will stock your spice cabinet with fresh dried parsley!

That means when your dried parsley jar is empty, you don’t need to run out and buy more pre-packaged dried parsley! You can dry your own, whether it be from your garden or the grocery store!

How to Dry Parsley

Parsley Dried in a Food Dehydrator

Fresh Parsley to Dried

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Let’s talk about how you can refill your spice jar with dried parsley (or even just throw it in a mason jar) for food storage.  It’s so easy!

After you pick your fresh parsley (or yes…you can use store bought parsley, too), wash it, then blot it dry gently with a paper towel.

Break off the parsley stems.

Drying parsley leaves

Place the sections of fresh parsley on food dehydrator trays, leaving space in between pieces.

If the parsley leaves are small, I recommend lining your food dehydrator trays with parchment paper. As the leaves dry, they will shrink and could fall through the tray holes.

How to dry out parsley in a food dehydrator

Place the trays of fresh parsley into the food dehydrator, then turn on the food dehydrator and set the temperature at 160 degrees.

Dehydrate parsley for 6-8 hours (until it is dried and crumbles easily).

Drying fresh parsley

Once dried, crush the parsley.

Crushed parsley- After drying parsley in a dehydrator

Place the crushed dried parsley in the spice jar and seal it with the lid (a mason jar works great, too!). Label the jar with the contents and the date.

You can buy the cute mason jar labels I used below here!

Drying parsley in a dehydrator for your spice cabinet

Aren’t these just the cutest mason jar labels? I am obsessed with them!

Dried parsley with cute mason jar labels

Having homegrown dried herbs on hand is such a great addition to whatever you cook.  Just remember that dried herbs have a bit less flavor than fresh herbs, so you need to use a bit more!

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Drying Parsley in a Food Dehydrator

Yield: 1 cup
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 6 hours 35 minutes

Drying parsley in a food dehydrator gives you a home-grown herb to use in your cooking all year round! This is one of my favorite food preservation tips that will stock your spice cabinet with fresh dried parsley! That means when your dried parsley jar is empty, you don’t need to run out and buy more pre-packaged dried parsley! You can dry your own parsley, whether it be from your garden or the grocery store!

Ingredients

  • Fresh parsley (about one-and-a-half handfuls)

Instructions

    After you pick your fresh parsley (or yes…you can use store bought parsley, too), wash it, then blot it dry gently with a paper towel.

    Break off the parsley stems.

    Place the sections of fresh parsley on food dehydrator trays, leaving space in between pieces.

    Place the trays of fresh parsley into the food dehydrator, then turn on the food dehydrator and set the temperature at 160 degrees.

    Dehydrate parsley for 6-8 hours (until it is dried and crumbles easily).

    Once dried, crush the parsley.

    Place the crushed dried parsley in the spice jar and seal it with the lid (a mason jar works great, too!). Label the jar with the contents and the date.

Notes

If the parsley leaves are small, I recommend lining your food dehydrator trays with parchment paper. As the leaves dry, they will shrink and could fall through the tray holes.

Remember that dried herbs have a bit less flavor than fresh herbs, so you need to use a bit more!

Nutrition Information
Yield 10 Serving Size 1 Tbsp
Amount Per Serving Calories 0Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 0mgCarbohydrates 0gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 0g

This is an estimate.

Don’t have a food dehydrator? No worries! I can also show you how to dry parsley that takes a little longer, but doesn’t require a dehydrator!

See you next time!

Deb

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