Celery is the most boring vegetable that one can find in your fridge.Not only can you find this inexpensive veggie almost everywhere, but it’s low in calories and a good source of vitamins A and C.
Its stalks, leaves, and seeds can add a satisfying crunch and vitamin boost to a wide variety of dishes.
Here are four unexpected ways to incorporate celery into every course of your meal.
Braising celery is a great way to cook a great side dish. It’s really simple and is a great accompaniment to a meal.
How it’s done: Cook its stalks in butter over in a large skillet over medium heat with salt and pepper till it becomes tender. Add some vegetable broth and allow it to simmer. Allow the broth to caramelize. Season and serve immediately with celery leaves.
2) Celery crumble
This recipe is great because the celery isn’t just an ingredient—it’s the dish!
How it’s done:Cook it until it’s tender and then bake it in a wonderfully creamy béchamel sauce that gets a hint of nuttiness from Parmesan cheese. Make the crunchy layer on top by using buttery pecan granola on top is like bread crumbs that brings it altogether to a whole new level.
Forgo the mayo spread on your favorite sandwich and swap it with this flavorful and tasty alternative of celery pesto. You can use it as a spread, o your pizza or even to toss your salad.
How it’s done: All you have to do is blend together in the food processor 4 cups of fresh celery, 1/3 cup raw blanched almonds, 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, 2 large garlic cloves (peeled), 1/3 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano and 1 teaspoon salt.
Celery can be used in a cocktail or mocktail and is ideal for warmer days.
How it’s done:Herby cilantro and celery are mixed in simple syrup with lemon-flavored vodka and lime juice for a citrusy, complex flavor. Make it a mocktail by substituting lemon seltzer or club soda for vodka.
Experiment and be creative!