In case you didn’t hear, celery juice is the new kale. It even gets its own month. That’s right, March is National Celery Month. 🤷🏼♀️
But we’re here to remind you that celery can also be eaten, and not just juiced. I know. CRAZY.
Here are five delicious ways to consume celery that don’t involve paying $5 to drink it.
Have you ever had ants on a log? You know, peanut butter topped with raisins? DELICIOUS. Hate raisins? No problem- a stalk of celery is just as tasty stuffed with just peanut butter.
You know what’s also good? Celery stuffed with cream cheese. If you want to get fancy, you can sprinkle a bit of Everything But the Bagel seasoning. Instant low-carb everything bagel!
p.s. if you haven’t yet been acquainted with Everything But the Bagel seasoning, you’re welcome for changing your life. It’s good on everything.
So many options to enhance your celery eating experience. Try making celery your vehicle for your favorite hummus, creamy salad dressing, and even yogurt.
In a Bloody Mary
It’s delicious and you know it. There’s just something amazing about a celery stalk that’s been sitting in a good Bloody Mary. Also, I’ll just throw it out there that if you find yourself on Pinterest, there are recipes on there for celery and Bloody Mary “jello shots”… and also Bloody Mary popsicles with a celery stick as the popsicle stick. What a time to be alive!
In a Salad or Stir-Fry
Celery adds a great crunch to salads and stirfrys, and a really interesting flavor to the stirfrys, as well! But I’m a particularly big fan of a simple tomato, cucumber and celery salad. It’s super versatile and can be made to your own preference, but can be as simple as the below:
- Chop up a couple tomatoes, a peeled cucumber, and 1-2 stalks celery.
- Toss with a bit of olive oil, and 1-2 Tbsps of apple cider vinegar or balsamic vinegar
- Season with salt & pepper, to taste
- Allow to marinate for ~30 minutes and devour
Turn it Into Soup
Don’t knock it ’til ya try it. Celery soup is a wonderful winter soup option that’s a delicious way to eat celery. Pair with a toasted baguette and you’ve got a light and simple, yet flavor-packed dinner option. Soups generally freeze well, too, making this a great meal prep or freezer meal option. The above image links to a recipe to make celery soup from Simply Stacie.
So, we see you celery juice, but we still like to chew you sometimes, too. What’s your favorite way to eat celery?