Fall in Love with Celery – 10 Delicious Celery Recipes

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Celery. It’s that humble, green, and often overlooked vegetable that sits quietly in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator, waiting for its moment to shine. Well, folks, it’s time to give celery the standing ovation it deserves! This unassuming veggie isn’t just for ants on a log or a sidekick for buffalo wings; it’s a versatile superstar that can elevate your culinary game in numerous ways. Let’s dive into the crunchy world of celery recipes and explore its multifaceted role in a variety of delicious dishes!

10 Delicious Celery Recipes to Try Right Now

Celery may not always take center stage in recipes, but it often works as a “secret” ingredient, enhancing the overall flavor profile of a dish. Its presence in stocks, broths, salads, and sauces is often subtle but indispensable. Here are some incredible celery recipes to try right now!

Gluten Free Cream of Celery Soup

Gluten Free Cream of Celery Soup is like comfort in a bowl. Sure, you might be thinking that it seems like something your mom might use for a casserole in the 80s. And you’re not wrong. But I invite you to put down the can and reconsider this celery soup recipe. It’s good enough to enjoy as a stand-alone dish. And it’s also great added to casseroles and braised meats. It’s honestly one of the easiest and most delicious celery recipes on the planet.

Gluten free cream of celery soup
Braised Celery Recipe

A Simple Recipe for Braised Celery

Julia Child was a big fan of braised celery…and now so am I. Braising mellows this stalky vegetable and brings out a rich, savory flavor. The cooking broth reduces to a shiny glaze and while the celery tenderly yields to the tines of the fork, it still has a bit of crunch left (nobody wants to eat mush). Serve it alongside a roast this holiday season for a truly lovely and simple dish.

Celery Slaw with Blue Cheese + Almonds

In this delicious celery slaw, crunchy celery is paired with tart apples, toasted almonds and pistachios, funky blue cheese, and punchy parsley. It’s tossed with a lemony olive oil vinaigrette that sings. Serve it as a side dish, or use it to top a sub sandwich filled with buffalo-style meatballs. I developed this recipe for my friends at California Grown.

Celery Slaw
Pantry Staple Chopped Salad

Pantry Staple Chopped Salad

Chopped salads are like the happy drunk cousin of a composed salad. She’s got all the healthy and sensible ingredients, but she’s bright, fun, unpretentious and unpredictable. This salad is ready to party. Feel free to substitute the beans and sturdy greens (reds in this case) with what you have on hand. It keeps well so make a big batch so you can enjoy it for lunch over several days.

The Best Chicken Salad with Grapes + Celery

This delicious chicken salad with grapes gets extra crunch from celery and toasted nuts. It’s tossed in a lemony creamy poppyseed yogurt dressing and is light and so incredibly easy to make. Serve it in a lettuce cup, in a sandwich or with crackers. It’s the perfect packable meal for all your adventures!

Chicken salad with grapes served with crackers
Gluten Free Stuffing Recipe with Fennel, Red Onion and Sausage

Gluten Free Thanksgiving Stuffing

This delicious recipe for gluten free stuffing is a fun twist on a classic. In it, a loaf of gluten-free rustic bread is torn, rather than cubed to create wonderful, craggy bits of crunchy and tender. Then it’s combined with homemade fennel sausage, and large chunks of red onion, celery and fresh fennel for outstanding flavors and textures.

Cozy Kale, Sausage + Rice Soup

 don’t know about you, but when the weather gets the slightest bit cold I crave soup. Especially wholesome and hearty soup that is full of all the healthy things. Like kale and brown rice, and mushrooms and carrots. In times like that, this kale and sausage soup is just the thing.

Kale Sausage and Vegetable Soup

Celery Juice Drinks and Cocktails

sparkling wine cocktail with gin

Celery + Sage Sparkling Wine Cocktail with Gin

When it comes to cocktails, we often think of classic concoctions like Margaritas, Martinis, or Mojitos. But there’s a world of innovative and refreshing beverages waiting to be explored. One such hidden gem is the Celery + Sage Sparkling Wine Cocktail. This unique drink combines the earthy flavors of celery and sage with the elegance of California sparkling wine, resulting in a delightful and unexpected combination that will tickle your taste buds.

Bright + Refreshing Celery Gimlet

This zippy Gin Gimlet has a secret ingredient – muddled celery. This simple addition adds an extra dimension of flavor without a strong celery juice flavor. Gin gimlets are one of the simplest cocktails to make. Typically made with gin, lime juice, and simple syrup, this version smashes some fresh celery in the shaker along with lime slices to create a beautiful, bright cocktail that I know we’ll be sipping all summer long.

gin cocktail - gin gimlet with celery recipe garnished with lime
Green Juice with Mint and Pineapple

Pineapple + Mint Green Juice

This delicious and not-too-sweet green juice is a gentle way to introduce yourself to the world of greenies. The pineapple and mint mask any overt bitterness from the kale and the ginger gives it a bit of pleasing warmth. Celery juice adds a bit of earthy depth.

Celery may seem like a simple vegetable, but it’s a true culinary chameleon that can adapt to various recipes and cuisines. From its classic crunch in salads to its aromatic contributions to soups and sauces, celery has earned its place in the kitchen as a versatile and indispensable ingredient. So, the next time you reach for this unassuming green veggie, remember that you’re holding the key to a world of delicious possibilities. Let your creativity run wild, and let celery take its well-deserved place on your plate!

10 Delicious Celery Recipes to Try

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