5 of the Best Ways to Make Celery Taste Better

Celery is one of those veggies that’s mostly made of water. And despite it’s nearly flavorless taste, it’sactually quite rich in avariety of nutrients likevitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin, C, vitamin K, folate and potassium.

That’s great news for people who never get tired of eating itwith a bit of peanut butter or hummus. But what about the rest of us?

No offense to celery, but a lot of people would probably agree that it starts to get rather bland pretty fast. So here are a few more creative and better tasting ways to use celery when you’ve got a bunchsitting in the crisper.

Throw it in your green smoothie.

Green smoothies are the perfect solution to getting a huge load of veggies into your diet without feeling like you have to force down a massive salad. Since celery is great for weight loss, digestive health and combatting inflammation, try it in a detoxifying green smoothie by blendingtwo fresh stalks with an apple, a medium-sized cucumber,a few kale leaves, a large bunch of spinach, a large punch of fresh parsley or cilantro and one lemon.

Braise it for a healthy side dish to a main meal.

Braising involves pan-searing the celery first before cooking it in liquid over low heat. When it’s cooked, celery has a sweeter flavor to it than it does when it’s raw. All you have to do is cut some celery into chunks, cook it over medium heat with some butter in a skillet until it’s tender, add half a cup of your broth of choice and cover it to let it simmer on low heat for about five minutes before serving it with a dash or two of your favorite seasoning.

Slice up some thin, curly piecesto add to asalad.

Since celery barely has any flavor in its raw state, it can make agreataddition toalmost any salad. You could even use it in a healthy fruit salad byslicing up an apple and a pear and thentossing it in a bowl with thinly sliced celery pieces, somechopped parsley and somecelery leaves. For a yummy dressing to top it with, whisk together two tablespoons of lemon juice, two teaspoons of honey, four tablespoonsof olive oil, three-quarters of a cup of parmesan cheese, plus salt and pepper to taste.

Make soup out of it.

If you have a full head ofcelery that seems to be a a day or two away from going completely limp, there’s no better way to save it than by making a creamy soup out of it. This amazing recipe from Erren’s Kitchen is actually for a no-cream creamy celery soup, meaning that even vegans can enjoy it.

Pickle it in brine.

Anyone who’s ever pickled their own veggies (or at least wants to try) should consider usingthis brine pickling technique with celery. In addition to the brine solution, all you need are two garlic cloves, a quarter-cup of sliced onion, a bunch of fresh dill, a bunch of celery (of course) and some mason jars. Now there’s a way to really take the flavor notch up by several levels on such a flavorless vegetable!

Celery really doesn’t have to be so boring. In fact, if you do some digging around for some more creative recipe ideas, you’ll probably find that it’s just as versatile as any other vegetable.

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242 comments

Cindy S
Past Member 2 days ago

plain is good 2

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Marija M
Marija M6 days ago

tks

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Jetana A
Jetana A6 days ago

I love celery! You didn't mention juicing it. Mixed veggie juice with celery, carrots, a beet, and perhaps a green apple, yum! Or celery-ade with celery juice, lemon juice, a mineral salt,and a few drops of stevia, plus pure water, very refreshing on a hot day and replaces electrolytes.

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Sara S
Sara S6 days ago

I love the flavor of celery and don't consider it at all boring. It tastes great sauteed with mushrooms and olive oil.

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Past Member
Past Member 6 days ago

noted

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Angela AWAY K
Angela AWAY K7 days ago

noted

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Melania P
Melania P7 days ago

Love celery, thanks for the soup recipe!

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Naomi D
Naomi Dreyer7 days ago

Some good ideas

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Naomi D
Naomi Dreyer7 days ago

ok

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Naomi D
Naomi Dreyer7 days ago

I like celery raw

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