Celery Salad: Make it Your Way!
Turn a Vegetable Crisper Staple into Salad that is Both Nourishing and Refreshing
A mixed lettuce salad is a wonderful thing. But eaten everyday, lettuce can get boring. And expensive. Enter celery, an overlooked but delicious way to build a better salad. Here, we offer a recipe with ingredients found in almost any kitchen. It’s full of fiber, vitamins and antioxidants, it’s a healthy way to get your five daily servings of vegetables.
Make-It-Your-Way Celery Salad
2 generous tablespoons coconut cream
1/2 to 1 tablespoon cilantro or parsley, chopped (optional)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 average-sized celery ribs, cut in thin slices on the diagonal
1 crisp, not-too-tart apple (gala, fuji, red delicious) or Asian pear or small cucumber, cut in thin pieces then chopped into same size as cucumber pieces
Salt and pepper to taste
In a medium-size bowl, whisk together first three ingredients. Add celery and apple. Stir to coat. Season with salt and pepper, as desired. Chill until serving.
Note: For an elegant presentation, cut celery and apple into two-inch julienne and proceed with recipe.
(Looking for more veggie recipes? I’m reading Quick-Fix Vegan: Healthy, Homestyle Meals in 30 Minutes or Less , by Robin Robertson)