Market Watch: 10 Ways to Love Celery

by in Farmers' Market Finds, September 27, 2010


Fresh picked celery from the farmers’ market takes the flavor to a whole new level. The secret to true celery bliss is munching on both the stalks and leaves.

It’s a myth that you burn more calories chewing celery than you take in from eating it. But this low-cal veggie is packed with vitamins C and K, potassium and fiber. Think it’s boring? Here are 10 exciting ways to dig in.

  1. Add crunch to tuna salad, pasta salad or a combo of the two
  2. Make it the star ingredient in a main course salad
  3. Use as an aromatic base to homemade soups and stocks
  4. Fill with natural peanut or almond butter (add raisins for the classic snack “ants on a log”)
  5. Dip in homemade salad dressing
  6. Puree with tomato juice for a killer Bloody Mary
  7. Use finely chopped leaves in place of parsley
  8. Dunk in hummus
  9. Use as the secret ingredient in my Taco Salad
  10. Make pickles

TELL US: How do you use celery?

Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC, is a registered dietitian, certified athletic trainer and owner of Dana White Nutrition, Inc., which specializes in culinary and sports nutrition. See Dana’s full bio »

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