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.
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.
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
- 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).)