12 Recipes for Celery Lovers

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meatballs in celery sauce

Celery is a must-have for every kitchen. It's a year-round crop (summer in the North, winter in the South), so it's always in season somewhere. But be sure to buy organic or from a trusted local farm, as celery is on the Dirty Dozen list -- produce that, according to the Environmental Working Group, has the highest pesticide residues.

If you love slathering a stalk of celery with peanut butter (or using it to stir your Bloody Mary), you'll also enjoy these recipes for celery stems, leaves, and roots (celeriac). 

The Yellow Porch’s Blue Cheese Celery Soup

This creamy, rich soup has been a signature of The Yellow Porch for years and never goes off the menu.

Braised Celery

Recipe by Pam Aughe, R.D., Recipe Editor, edibleWOW Magazine

Stuffed Calamari with Celery, Raisins and Pine Nuts

This simple and satisfying calamari dish, courtesy of Rocky Maselli, executive chef at A16 Rockridge, works as antipasti or as a main course.

Double Cream of Celery Soup

cream of celery soup recipe by the Beekmans
Celery and celery root combine to make this a double celery soup. Just a small amount of cream is needed to make it extra creamy. If you've got a bunch of celery with their leaves, you can use the...

Sweet Potato & Celeriac Latkes

Latke with Applesauce and Sour Cream
When asking a friend what his favorite Chanukah foods are, latkes were at the top of his list. An essential to Chanukah cuisine, latkes put a modern spin on ingredients using a traditional technique....

Meatballs with Celeriac and Apples

Meatballs with celery and apples
In Scandinavia, meatballs are often boiled and served with sauce, like this version with celery and apples.

Braised Celery with Bacon

Braised Celery illustrated by India Seychew
Is there any vegetable more maligned than celery? It beefs up relish trays and — when accompanied by carrots and onions — is a necessary component of mirepoix (a mainstay of any French-leaning...
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