Celery Facts

Celery facts and general information about celery.

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Celery is Available:

Grown in the summer. Available in grocery stores throughout the year.

How Does Celery Grow:

Celery grows in the garden like lettuces and cabbages.
Grow your own celery!
grow celery from food scraps

Celery Science Experiment

Try this fun celery and food coloring experiment.
celery and food coloring experiment

What to Look for When Buying:

Choose celery that is light green in color and has moist leaves. Avoid any with limp looking celery.

Storage Tips:

Store in the fridge. You can also cut up stalks and place in a bowl of water. Store in the fridge and they will last longer.

Nutrition Facts:

Celery has no calories but contains Vitamin A, Vitamin C, iron and calcium.

How to Cook:

Use leaves for flavor in soups. Cut stalks for salads, soups, add in chicken or tuna salad.

Celery Recipes

Ants on a Log

Cut celery into 3-4 inch pieces. Fill middle with cheese spread or peanut butter. Add raisins to top to get the ants crawling on the log.
ants on a log

Celery Apple Salad

Honey-Dijon Vinaigrette Ingredients:apple celery salad
  • 1 t. Dijon Mustard
  • 2 T. honey
  • 2 T. apple cider vinegar
  • 4 T. olive oil or any substitute
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
Salad Ingredients:
  • 6 large celery stalks, diced or sliced
  • 1-2 red apples, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 Cup thinly sliced red onions
  • 2  Cups mixed greens
  • chopped nuts, optional
  1. Prepare the vinaigrette by adding all ingredients to a small jar and whisking vigorously, blend until creamy.
  2. Place greens in the bottom of a large salad bowl.
  3. Add sliced apples, celery, red onions. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste.
  4. Drizzle the vinaigrette over salad (you may not need all of it) and toss to combine.

Three Bean Salad

Apple Cheese Soup 

  • 2 Tablespoons oil
  • 3 medium Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and chopped
  • 1 potato, peeled and chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 1/4 C onion, chopped fine
  • 1/8 tsp. ground thyme
  • 5 C chicken broth
  • 4 C Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 C heavy cream
  • 1/8 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper
Heat the oil to hot but not smoking in a large soup pot over medium heat.
Place the apples, potato, celery and onion into the hot oil.
Cook together for 5 minutes.
Stir in the thyme and continue cooking an additional 5 minutes.
Pour in the chicken broth and continue cooking 35 minutes.
Pour the entire mixture into the blender.
Puree until smooth.
Return the mixture to the soup pot.
Turn heat to lowest temperature.
Stir in the cheese and cream.
Sprinkle with the nutmeg and pepper.
Continue cooking on low until heated through about 15 minutes.
Be careful not to being the soup to a boil or the cheese and cream will curdle.
Serves 8

Munchy Crunchy Wraps

Spread smooth peanut butter over unflavored tortilla wraps and add celery sticks. Roll them up. Enjoy.

Cooking Video: Stuffed Celery Sticks

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