Celery

About

Originally from Central Asia, celery has become a refrigerator staple.  It has a high water content, but also contains vitamins A, C, B-complex, and E, as well as fiber and many minerals.

 Celery

Celery

Storage

Store in the hydrator drawer of the refrigerator for a couple weeks, ideally in a damp towel or plastic bag.  Chop and freeze for longer-term storage.

Recipes

General Tips 

Enjoy celery raw with a dip, or dice and add to tuna, chicken, egg, potato, or pasta salads.  Add to casseroles, salads, soups, and sautés.  Spread peanut butter and raisins on a stalk for a kid favorite: ants on a log.

 

Stuffing Ideas for Celery

  • Soft goat cheese blended with chopped arugula
  • Soft goat cheese blended with chopped fresh dill
  • Finely chopped sorrel leaves mixed with mayonnaise
  • Egg salad
  • Tuna salad
  • Chicken salad
  • Caponata
  • Softened cream cheese mashed with smoked fish and lemon juice
  • Softened cream cheese mixed with crumbled blue cheese
  • Softened cream cheese mixed with chopped green olives and chopped walnuts
  • Softened cream cheese mixed with chutney
  • Pureed cottage cheese mixed with pesto
  • Pureed cottage cheese mixed with tapenade
  • Crunchy-style peanut butter, topped with dried cherries or cranberries

(Recipe by MACSAC, in From Asparagus to Zucchini: A Guide to Cooking Farm-Fresh Seasonal Produce (Third Edition).)