Dried Parsley in GoWise Air Fryer | EVENLY DEHYDRATED | How to Dry Parsley in an Air Fryer

 How to Dehydrate Parsley in an Air Fryer

Hello Foodies,

            These days I am preserving herbs, fruits, vegetables, and nuts and store them for long use. I’m learning a lot about air fryer cooking, how to toast/roast herbs, nuts in the air fryer, and how to use them to make different dishes, spices, and many more. It’s a whole new world, but it’s becoming easier, helpful. Drying your own herbs is a great way to preserve it. These dehydrated herbs also make great spice blends. It is one of my more frequently reached for herbs when cooking in the winter.


If you have found yourself here and this is your first time drying fresh herbs, then let me begin by saying it is the easiest way to dry herbs. But the Air Fryer is much helpful. I am using my GoWise USA Air Fryer, and have been very happy with it. It is worth buying an air fryer if you really want healthy, guilt-free, and dehydrated foods. Parsley does not add much flavor, but adds a splash of color to soups and stews and makes them more visually appealing. Air Fryer Dried herbs retain excellent color, aroma, and potency.

Video Recipe:

Before you, dehydrate/roast/toast anything in the air fryer, make sure you wash all of your foods thoroughly. Pat them dry afterward before placing them in the Air Fryer. Drying herbs of all kinds seem to be the best method of storage I have tried. They take up relatively little space and are easy to use once dry.

Why you should roast/dehydrate Parsley in the Air Fryer?

Getting store-bought dried Parsley may seem convenient but they come at a cost to our health and budget. Here’s why I love dehydrating Parsley in the Air Fryer:

  • The quickest method to dehydrate Parsley
  • Cheaper than store-bought
  • No added oils! 
  • Preservative-free
  • All you need is 3 minutes of your time to air fry them.
  • Always gets an EVENLY roasted, and CRUNCHY Parsley, just like we get it from the store.
  • Longer shelf life.
  • Air fryer roasting the parsley helps to retain much flavor than the sun drying.

Ingredients:

  • Parsley 1 Large Bunch

Instructions:

To Dehydrate/Dry Parsley in an Air Fryer:

  • Preheat Air Fryer at 360 F for 2 Minutes.
  • Wash the parsley thoroughly under the tap water.
  • Spin dry the parsley using a salad spinner.
  • Place the parsley out on a pan lined with a paper towel. 
  • Pat dry or blot as much moisture of the parsley as possible.
  • Pluck / Remove the stems from the parsley.
  • Place the pat dried parsley in the Air Fryer’s basket.
  • Now, cover the parsley with a rack or place a trivet over the parsley(parsley didn’t fly in the air fryer as I have placed trivet over it).
  • Air Fry for 3 minutes at 360 F.
  • Shake/Stir the parsley after 1 minute.
  • I find 2 and ½ minutes is perfect in my air fryer but yours may need a little longer or less time. 
  • Once done, move the parsley to a bowl to allow them to cool completely.
  • Let it cool completely before storing, crushing. 
  • Once done, gently crumble/crush the parsley in between palms(Remove any pieces of the dried stems you find).
  • Store dehydrated parsley in an airtight container and whenever need, use it in recipes. Enjoy!!!

To Dehydrate/Dry Parsley in the Oven:

  • Preheat oven at 300 F(use the lowest temperature of your oven)
  • Spread the parsley in an even layer over a baking pan lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake at 300°F for 5.10 minutes. 
  • Stop to stir after every two minutes.

To Dehydrate/Dry Parsley in the Microwave:

  • Lay the parsley in a single layer on a paper towel, either on the oven rack or on a microwave-safe plate.
  • Cover the leaves with another paper towel.
  • Microwave on high for 2-3 minutes, stopping to stir after every 20 to 30 seconds.
  • However, the parsley didn't crispen as an air fryer. 
  • Microwave differ in power output, so you'll have to experiment.

How to use Dehydrated Parsley?

  • Use fresh herbs at the end or as a garnish to brighten up a dish.
  • Use to garnish pasta, pulao, rice.
  • Sprinkle on toasted bread with a little butter.
  • Sprinkle in casseroles, stews, or soups.
  • Add to other herbs to make spice blends like Italian Herb Blend
  • Dried herbs have a more intense flavor than their fresh counterpart, so you'll want to use them during the long cooking process. 
  • Garnish the salads, salsas, Kadhi, or chaas with it.
  • Add parsley to pesto sauce to add more texture to its green color.
  • Combine chopped parsley, garlic, and lemon juice, and use it as a rub for chicken, lamb, and fish.
  • Serve a colorful veggies salad garnished with parsley leaves.
  • Dried parsley can be sprinkled on a host of different recipes, including salads, vegetable sautés, and grilled fish.

How to Store Dried Parsley?

  • Store dried parsley in the airtight containers or in glass containers, or mason jars.
  • Keep your jars in a cool, dark place, store dried parsley away from heat.
  • Dried parsley keeps for a year. You can use it as you would fresh ones.
  • You can still use them after a year but they will not be as aromatic.

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Dietary Comment:

  • The calorie count is based on a 2000 calorie diet.
  • Per serving contains 29 calories, 5.1 g carbohydrates, 2.7 g Dietary Fiber, 0.5 g fats, and 2.7 g protein.
  • Portion size can always be increased or decreased depending on your health goals and activity level.
  • (Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary significantly based on products used.)

Health Benefits of Parsley:

  • Parsley has anti-inflammatory properties and it helps to fight against infection.
  • It helps to strengthen bones.
  • It can help aid in digestion and help reduce bloatingParsley acts as a natural breath freshener: it can help freshen your breath and mask any bad odors.
  • It is a rich source of Anti-oxidants, that helps to boost the immune system.
  • Parsley is rich in vitamin K, and it helps to reduce the risk of fractures and improve bone mineral density.
  • Parsley is rich in folate, a B vitamin that protects your heart and may reduce your risk of heart disease.

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