Parsley has a light, fresh scent and flavor. It is very high in vitamins A and C, and contains iron, iodine, and copper. It is the most widely used culinary herb in the United States. Dried parsley is used as a garnish in soups, salads, meats, vegetables, and sauces. You can add parsley into melted garlic butter for pasta or a steamed vegetable topper. For a light spicy touch, add parsley directly to liquids, cooked foods, and salad dressings.