My recipe calls for 1 1/2 tablespoons of chopped fresh parsley. How do I know how much parsley to chop?

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A good rule of thumb when converting whole leaf herbs to chopped measures is to assume that 1/4 cup of a leafy herb (parsley, cilantro, mint, basil, etc) will yield about 1 1/2 tablespoons of finely chopped herb.

For some quick tips on chopping parsley, see our video on How to Mince Flat-Leaf Parsley.

Recipe: Parsley Salad

Marge Perry
May, 2011
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