Our Best Celery Recipes -- Try the Stalks Every Which Way
In Season: Celery is available year-round. Because of its high water and fiber content, celery is an ideal low-calorie snack. It's also a good source of calcium and vitamin C.
What to Look For: Choose crisp, tight bunches that are free of dark spots. Or, if you prefer, buy bags of celery hearts that contain only the tender inner stalks.
How to Store: Bunches of celery can be kept in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to three weeks. Rinse before using.
How to Use: The inner stalks and leaves are good raw in salads and appetizers; if you like, peel the stringy outer stalks to make them more tender. Celery can be cooked as a vegetable or used as a flavoring in many recipes, including soups, stews, and side dishes.
Celery Ice Cubes
Never toss out celery leaves again! Instead, throw them in your ice cube tray to take a Bloody Mary or even a glass of water to the next level.
Looking for an easy finger food to serve at your next cocktail party? Try stuffing celery with rich cream cheese and sprinkling with everything bagel topping for a delectable no-cook hors d'oeuvre.
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Celery cooked low and slow in the oven, along with thyme, butter, chicken broth, and olive oil, is a revelation. It makes a wonderful Thanksgiving side dish.
Seared Scallops with Celery and Golden Raisin Salad
Celery, parsley, and golden raisins dressed in a lemon-Dijon vinaigrette make an ideal side dish for succulent seared scallops.
Celery French 75 Cocktails
Homemade celery-infused syrup makes this classic gin-and-Champagne cocktail even more quaffable.
Shaved Fennel, Zucchini, and Celery Salad
Celery, along with raw fennel and zucchini, delivers the fresh, crunchy factor in this salad, while canned butter beans and toasted almonds add richness.
Caramelized Fennel, Celery, and Sardine Pasta
Celery does double duty in this good-for-you pasta dish -- the stalks are sauteed with fennel and garlic for the sauce, and the leaves are added at the end as a fresh counterpoint to the canned sardines.
Potato Salad with Quick-Pickled Onions and Celery
Vinegar, agave syrup, celery seeds, and fresh dill make a flavor-packed dressing for boiled new potatoes and sliced celery and sweet onion in this make-ahead salad.
Cucumber, Celery, and Gin Sorbet
Another genius use for celery leaves! Use them to infuse simple syrup, then team with cucumbers, lemon juice, and gin for the most refreshing sorbet.
Grape, Celery, and Couscous Salad
We love the combination of crunchy celery and plump, juicy grapes in this invigorating salad.
Sparkling Celery Gimlets
We like to think of this herbaceous cocktail as the adult version of celery soda. It pairs homemade celery syrup with fresh lime juice, gin, seltzer, and a sprinkling of celery seeds.
Chopped Green Bean and Celery Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette
Yes, you can eat green beans raw! Pair them with another crunchy vegetable, celery, and a simple dressing made with white wine vinegar, Dijon, honey, and olive oil.
Herbed Celery-Potato Salad
You can skip the mayo in potato salad but not the celery. The crunchy veg joins peewee potatoes, scallions, fresh herbs, and an apple-cider vinaigrette in this lighter, picnic-friendly take.
Celery and Parsley Salad
Trust us, celery and parsley make better partners in a salad than they do languishing in your crisper drawer. Team them with a quick sherry vinaigrette and a handful of jewel-like pomegranate seeds. The festive red-and-green color combo makes it an excellent candidate for your holiday table.
Celery with Cream Cheese and Fig Jam
Nostalgic for ants-on-a-log? Serve this sophisticated grown-up version at your next cocktail party -- it switches out the raisins for fig jam.
Celery, Sunchoke, and Green Apple Salad with Walnuts and Mustard Vinaigrette
Buttery toasted walnuts and a lively honey-Dijon vinaigrette tie the flavors in this salad together beautifully.
Buffalo-Style Celery Sticks
Give crunchy celery the Buffalo treatment by filling stalks with a mix of blue cheese and cream cheese and finishing with cayenne pepper.
Celery Salad with Feta and Mint
Celery is amped up with red onion, feta, fresh mint, and a bright lemon vinaigrette in this simple Mediterranean-style salad.
Creamy Celery Soup
Having trouble using up the whole bunch of celery? This silky pureed soup calls for a whopping 15 stalks, along with potato, onion, butter, and fresh lemon juice.