A biennial plant with white flowers and aromatic leaves which are either crinkly or flat and are used as a culinary herb and for garnishing food.
- Petroselinum crispum, family Umbelliferae (or Apiaceae; the parsley family). Members of this family have their flowers arranged in umbels and are known as umbellifers; typical members include hogweed and hemlock as well as many food plants and herbs (carrot, parsnip, celery, fennel, anise).
- Finely chop the shallots, garlic, basil, celery, parsley and beetroot and place in a bowl.
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