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LAS14

(13,916 posts)
Thu Jun 22, 2023, 11:32 AM Jun 2023

What do you do with celery????

I have five favorite recipes that use celery. I don't always want to cook them all at the same time, so I'm often left with 3/4 of a bunch of celery. I need more celery recipes. What are your favorites? Just to avoid duplication, my five are....

Stew
Gumbo
Apple celery salad
Sherried tuna on rice
Potato salad


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What do you do with celery???? (Original Post) LAS14 Jun 2023 OP
With Hummus. FalloutShelter Jun 2023 #1
Fill it with cream cheese and chopped green onions jpak Jun 2023 #2
We do something similar Ohio Joe Jun 2023 #27
Grape and celery salad. Cracklin Charlie Jun 2023 #3
I have the same problem and get tired of throwing out celery that I don't use in time. Arkansas Granny Jun 2023 #4
I've frozen celery for years Marthe48 Jun 2023 #29
That's good to know. I'm going to try freezing it on a cookie sheet Arkansas Granny Jun 2023 #30
Fill the center with P-Nut butter for a healthy snack. onecaliberal Jun 2023 #5
Chicken salad nt spooky3 Jun 2023 #6
Of course! Will add it to my list of go-to recipes. nt LAS14 Jun 2023 #10
I lighty cook it with onions before freezing it. SharonClark Jun 2023 #7
Will try that next. nt LAS14 Jun 2023 #11
Cream of celery soup. sinkingfeeling Jun 2023 #8
Of course. Will add to list. nt LAS14 Jun 2023 #12
Braised celery AndyS Jun 2023 #9
Interesting. I'll have to try it! nt LAS14 Jun 2023 #13
Or the no fuss way, with a little onion and beef stock Warpy Jun 2023 #22
Celery sticks with almost any kind of spread. Lonestarblue Jun 2023 #14
stores well in foil NJCher Jun 2023 #15
heading to kitchen to foil wrap the celery we just bought nt yellowdogintexas Jun 2023 #26
Mirepoix. cachukis Jun 2023 #16
So many soups start with mirepoix, or a variation thereof .... eppur_se_muova Jun 2023 #17
all celery left markie Jun 2023 #18
Eat it with peanut butter Emile Jun 2023 #19
I never thought about it and these are all GREAT methods to use extra celery..nt mitch96 Jun 2023 #20
Ants on a log: Spread celery sticks with nut butter and then top with raisins. japple Jun 2023 #21
I slice or dice it and I add it to my tuna salad, garden salad, Trailrider1951 Jun 2023 #23
Celery is essential in mirepoix Retrograde Jun 2023 #24
stir fries, salad, soup, waldorf salad, stuffed with pimento cheese yellowdogintexas Jun 2023 #25
I like to chop it Marthe48 Jun 2023 #28
Celery Is Not A Vegetable I Use In Gumbo! ProfessorGAC Jun 2023 #31
Sorry for the late reply. I saw this post in your journal and wanted to add: yonder Aug 2023 #32
Yes! I realized after posting this that... LAS14 Aug 2023 #33
Chickpea Salad With Cumin and Celery Recipe Hortensis Aug 2023 #34

Cracklin Charlie

(12,904 posts)
3. Grape and celery salad.
Thu Jun 22, 2023, 11:37 AM
Jun 2023

Grapes, celery stalks and leaves, red onions. White wine vinaigrette.

Apple slaw:

Apples, carrots, celery, red onion, red pepper. All diced/sliced up pretty small (I do matchstick shapes). White wine vinaigrette, again.

I love celery.

Arkansas Granny

(31,619 posts)
4. I have the same problem and get tired of throwing out celery that I don't use in time.
Thu Jun 22, 2023, 11:43 AM
Jun 2023

I haven't tried this yet, but I intend to try freezing raw celery the next time I buy it.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/can-you-freeze-celery

Marthe48

(17,844 posts)
29. I've frozen celery for years
Wed Jun 28, 2023, 08:44 PM
Jun 2023

Wash, pat dry, chop, bag and freeze. You can do small amounts, or a cup or so. It breaks apart easy after freezing.

Arkansas Granny

(31,619 posts)
30. That's good to know. I'm going to try freezing it on a cookie sheet
Thu Jun 29, 2023, 07:03 AM
Jun 2023

and then bag it so I can just get out what I need.

SharonClark

(10,025 posts)
7. I lighty cook it with onions before freezing it.
Thu Jun 22, 2023, 11:53 AM
Jun 2023

Then I use it when I make chicken noodle, chicken rice, or vegetable soup.

Warpy

(112,155 posts)
22. Or the no fuss way, with a little onion and beef stock
Thu Jun 22, 2023, 04:53 PM
Jun 2023

It''s actually a very nice vegetable once you get over being traumatized by ants on a log by a well meaning mother who wanted to get more veggies into you with a minimum of actual cooking.

Lonestarblue

(10,729 posts)
14. Celery sticks with almost any kind of spread.
Thu Jun 22, 2023, 12:03 PM
Jun 2023

Favorites are hummus, black olive tapenade (and green), salmon pate (good use for leftover salmon), blue cheese dip,

and the best—bloody mary swizzle stick!

cachukis

(2,343 posts)
16. Mirepoix.
Thu Jun 22, 2023, 12:42 PM
Jun 2023

2 parts onion
1 part carrot
1 part celery

Base for stews, broths etc.
Can't have a kitchen without them.

eppur_se_muova

(36,582 posts)
17. So many soups start with mirepoix, or a variation thereof ....
Thu Jun 22, 2023, 12:44 PM
Jun 2023
https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&q=mirepois+in+soups

My favorite is sweet potato soup, which includes celery leaves as a garnish as well as in the soup.

If you really want to use up celery in a hurry, though, try celery gratin -- https://www.google.com/search?q=recipe+celery+gratin (Note: some call for celery root and/or stalks, but most call for stalks -- as much as a whole head.)

japple

(10,069 posts)
21. Ants on a log: Spread celery sticks with nut butter and then top with raisins.
Thu Jun 22, 2023, 04:43 PM
Jun 2023

Stuff with cream cheese, chopped green olive, chopped pecans (or walnut) and minced green onion.

Stuff with pub cheese (spreadable cheese) and top with toasted pecans.

Chicken salad: boned chicken (cut up and season with salt and your favorite spices. I love garam masala and a touch of cumin), chopped celery, chopped onion, chopped pecans, walnuts or almonds, and sliced green grapes or dried cranberries, chopped apple. Dress with poppyseed dressing.

Any kind of soup.

Trailrider1951

(3,431 posts)
23. I slice or dice it and I add it to my tuna salad, garden salad,
Thu Jun 22, 2023, 08:17 PM
Jun 2023

crockpot chicken, lentil soup, and turkey dressing. I love celery. It adds plenty of flavor and fiber.

edited to correct spelling

Retrograde

(10,317 posts)
24. Celery is essential in mirepoix
Thu Jun 22, 2023, 09:11 PM
Jun 2023

(a basis of French cooking) and its Louisiana cousin, the trinity. The former is one part minced carrot, one part minced celery, and two parts minced onion, the latter switches out the carrot for bell pepper. Sautee them up, and use the results in soups, stews, whatever needs some flavor - I use a mirepoix in meatloaf. Mr. Retrograde uses a lot of celery in what he calls shrimp creole. You can sliver it and add it to stir-fries. Tonight I'm using celery to bulk out some leftovers in a pot pie. I sometimes add it to tuna or chicken salad. You can make cream of celery soup, which is tasty but since celery has those dang strings it can be a challenge to puree.

Or you could just eat it raw - this was considered fancy in the late 19th century when fresh celery was rare and expensive (not my favorite - I don't like the texture).

yellowdogintexas

(22,445 posts)
25. stir fries, salad, soup, waldorf salad, stuffed with pimento cheese
Mon Jun 26, 2023, 12:39 PM
Jun 2023

I can't believe no one has mentioned pimento cheese, the pate' of the South!

Weight Watchers Waldorf Salad:
Cooked chicken breast, shredded (I just use Kirkland canned chicken breast it is good!)
Chopped celery
chopped apple
walnuts
Dress it with vanilla fat free yogurt with a tablespoon of mayo.

I make my own dressing with plain yogurt, some Stevia and vanilla extract and use less mayo.
The only WW points in this dish are from the walnuts and the mayo.




Marthe48

(17,844 posts)
28. I like to chop it
Wed Jun 28, 2023, 08:41 PM
Jun 2023

and put it on any chicken stri fry I make. I like to put raw chopped green onions and celery on when I serve the hot dish. It adds a bit of crunch and color. I even add raw sliced red radishes if I have them.

If I'm done cooking with celery and I have any left, I wash it, pat it dry, chop it and freeze it in baggies. It is still good for soups, stew and dressing or stuffing.

My family has always liked celery stuffed with cream cheese, or blue cheese dip, served on the relish tray.

ProfessorGAC

(66,733 posts)
31. Celery Is Not A Vegetable I Use In Gumbo!
Thu Jun 29, 2023, 02:00 PM
Jun 2023

I use lots of different veggies, but not celery. For you, it's essential.
That's part of the fun of cooking. There are no rules about such things.

yonder

(9,760 posts)
32. Sorry for the late reply. I saw this post in your journal and wanted to add:
Wed Aug 30, 2023, 01:31 PM
Aug 2023

We've been ordering NE style clam chowder from a local restaurant for years. Awhile back we noticed it tasted different....and much better. We thought it might be celery. When we asked, they confirmed they recently changed their recipe to include a lot more celery.

I was never much a fan of celery before but after this experience my eyes were opened to how celery is really a good flavor enhancer. Even I, the non-cook, have been playing around with it in different things.

So there you go. New England style clam chowder, maybe most soups, can benefit from it.

🍝

Hortensis

(58,785 posts)
34. Chickpea Salad With Cumin and Celery Recipe
Thu Aug 31, 2023, 02:09 PM
Aug 2023

from Serious Eats. My husband hates cumin, so I get to have it all over a few days. Good for tossing whatever else is in the veggie bin in also.

But after reading this thread I have a sudden craving for chicken salad with grapes.

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