Celery is one of those vegetables that people normally love to hate. I mean really, how many people do you know proudly say that celery is their favorite vegetable? Not only that, but it is typically a vegetable that is used to support a dish, rather than being the shining star. We're here to change that! Celery can actually be very versatile and a shining side item! Here are ten celery recipes to prove it!
1. Celery Soda
(Recipe from Food52)
This one was so unique, I couldn't resist! This soda from Food52 was inspired by Dry Soda, a dry soda company based in Seattle. For the soda you will be using seven to eight stalks of celery, so if you are seeking to use up the rest of the celery sitting in your crisper, here's the way to do it. Combine that with lemon, black pepper corns, Seltzer water, and a few other ingredients, you'll have a delicious and satisfying soda! And you can even add some liquor to it if you'd like!
2. Stuffed Celery
(Recipe from Saveur)
Here's a nice little snack to eat along with your celery soda! All you have to do is mix a few creamy, cheesy, and spicy ingredients together and pipe it all into the celery sticks – it's as simple as that! This takes minutes to make, but tastes like it took you hours to create these little delicacies. Make these for your next dinner party!
3. Celery Thokku
(Recipe from Vah Reh Vah)
Thokku is a popular South Indian dish and is full of spices and nutrients. This dish requires some elbow grease, but the end result is worth all the work you put in! Another great thing about this 30 minute dish is that is can be eaten a number of ways – with rice, on toast, or even as a dip!
4. Cranberry and Celery Relish
(Recipe from Epicurious)
Who knew that celery could do wonders for a relish? This six ingredient relish combines flavors and textures to make a relish that you won't soon forget! From start to finish, this relish is a two hour long process, but it can last you for a good while, which I'm sure those relish-lovers out there are going to appreciate! So give this recipe a try and compare it to your usual relish!
5. Creamy Celery Gratin
(Recipe from BBC Good Food)
Need a good recipe for a dinner party that isn't difficult to make? Try out this celery gratin from BBC! This delicious side dish, thanks to the infusion of white wine and the crunchiness of the bread crumb, is sure to be a hit with everyone! And it also gives seven grams of your daily protein!
6. Minty Green Olive-Celery Salsa
(Recipe from Pip & Ebby)
This one's for you, salsa fans! Asking for two stalks of celery, this flavorful salsa may have you using your whole bag of celery and maybe even buying some more! The salsa takes 30 minutes to make, but only a few seconds to indulge in. Once you get a taste of this, you'll want to put it on everything you eat!
7. Creamy Celery Soup
(Recipe from Martha Stewart)
If you're looking for a nice way to have celery during a sick day, while you're on a diet, or even on those cold winter days, check out Martha Stewart's celery soup recipe! This soup takes about an hour to make, which gives the flavors of the soup time to mix together. The end result is a beautifully creamy soup that is full of flavor and nutrients!
8. Braised Celery with Crunchy Bread Crumb Topping
(Recipe from 101 Cookbook)
The average person would associate braising with meat, but this recipe changes the idea! This recipe has all kinds of flavor and textures, your tastebuds will never be bored! Of course it takes some work, but you'll want to pat yourself on the back after it's done!
9. Celery and Parma Wraps
(Recipe from Love Celery)
This little snack is the perfect way to get your celery in! All you need is some celery, ham, and cream cheese and you're good to go! This snack is perfect for a midnight indulgence, picky kids, or even for a small get-together!
10. Celery, Blue Cheese, and Hazelnut Salad
(Recipe from Simply Recipes)
Let's wrap things up with a nice salad! This simple, yet elegant salad from Simply Recipes is just the side item for barbeques or other festive gatherings.The roasted hazelnuts give a change in texture, while the sweetness of the cranberries gives off a great sweet and salty flavor. Delicious!