Parsley root

Like celery root, parsley is an underappreciated vegetable. It is, indeed, the root of the parsley plant, and when you buy it (it’s not always easy to find in the supermarket), you’ll often find parsley growing at the top (although not the same variety that’s grown as on herb). The root itself, which looks like a parsnip or a small white carrot, needs to be scrubbed and/or peeled before you slice or chop it. Parsley root adds a somewhat sweet parsley flavor to soups and stews and is fun to toss into any mix that includes carrots and celery.

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