Stalking a recipe that lets refreshing celery take center stage
There's so much to do with celery, it seems to get used up in no time.
For dipping, there's creamy blue cheese; for spreading, peanut butter and cream cheese. Sticks are great in lunches and for after-school snacking.
It gets chopped into so many soups, salads and side dishes that it's impossible to count. And what's better than a nice stalk sticking out of a Bloody Mary at brunch?
But it's pretty rare that celery becomes the feature, as it is in this dish where it's tossed with sliced apples for a crunchy, refreshing salad.
Green Apple and Celery Salad With Walnuts and Mustard Vinaigrette
Adapted from www.epicurious.com.
¼ cup fresh lemon juice
¼ cup Dijon mustard
5 teaspoons honey
2⁄3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 large bunch celery with leaves
2 large Granny Smith apples, peeled, quartered, cored; each quarter cut into 2 wedges, then thinly sliced crosswise into triangle shapes
¾ cup walnuts, toasted and chopped
Whisk the first 3 ingredients in a small bowl to blend. Gradually whisk in the oil. Season the vinaigrette with salt and pepper.
Trim the celery leaves and chop enough to measure 1 cup. Thinly slice the stalks on a deep diagonal. Place the celery pieces in a bowl of cold water. (Vinaigrette, celery leaves and celery pieces can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover separately and refrigerate.)
Drain the celery; pat dry with paper towels. Combine the celery, celery leaves, apples and walnuts in a large bowl. Add the vinaigrette and toss to coat. Season the salad with salt and pepper.
Makes 8 servings.
Lisa Abraham is a staff writer for Akron Beacon Journal.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Stakes high as ex-Saints receiver Moore faces his former team
- Steelers notebook: Injury to RT Gilbert opens door for Adams to start
- Icy roads slow traffic across Western Pa.
- Police identify driver in North Side crash that killed pregnant woman
- Penguins GM prepares for emotional series against Carolina
- Pitt receiver Boyd continues to grow on and off the field
- Penguins notebook: Winning home games crucial for Penguins
- Steelers’ backups Archer, Harris ready to run
- Allegheny County Council wants to hike members’ $3K expense accounts
- No federal funds to help enforce Pa. ban on texting by drivers
- Steelers notebook: Roethlisberger says Saints game is ‘must win’