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Seasonal snacking: Scrumptious celery recipes

Celery is one of those vegetables nobody loves but nobody hates. We’ll eat it if it’s there, but nobody is jumping for joy about seeing celery on the table. That’s what we want to change with these delicious celery recipes that will have you excited about those green stalks of goodness.

crab and celery1) Crab salad with celery

This recipe proves that a seafood meal doesn’t have to be heavy. Hardboiled eggs provide healthy fats and extra protein, while cherry tomatoes provide extra juiciness. A truly seasonal meal.

2) Citrus celery salad

Grapefruit, celery, walnuts and yogurt meet in this tasty clean-eating recipe.

Roasted-Butternut-Squash-Cranberries-and-Celery-with-Rosemary-and-Lime3-1024x6803) Roasted butternut squash with cranberries and celery

That’s right, you can roast celery! This dish can be eaten on its own or as a side and keeps for next-day lunches.

4) Fennel apple and celery salad

When fennel, apple and celery get together, you’re in for some greeny-goodness. This salad is crisp and light, with a lemon and olive oil dressing. The lemon juice contained in the dressing prevents the apple from browning, so if you have guests coming celery soupover and want to plan ahead, you can dress the salad before they arrive.

5) Double celery soup

This simple broth based soup is warming and light. Paired with a simple summer salad, you have a complete meal that is refreshingly hydrating.

6) Bean and celery salad

This simple and nutritious salad is easy to assemble and beansready to please a crowd.

7) Celery stir fry

This recipe’s author calls celery the vegetable that is “always a bridesmaid, never the bride,” which strikes me as the perfect way to describe celery’s situation. In this celery stir fry, the bridesmaid veg finally gets its chance to be the star of the show.

8) Green apple and celery saladIMG_1180-580x773

With gorgonzola cheese and a mustard vinagrette, this crisp salad with chopped walnuts for garnish is satisfying and can be served as a main or a side.

9) Thai celery salad

This salad is fresh and spicy with jalapeƱos and cilantro for flavour and roasted peanuts for added crunch. It takes only 10 minutes to prepare, making it perfect for a rushed weeknight meal. To make it a main with more protein, toss shrimp or grilled fish on top, or add edamame for a vegetarian option.

quinoa-grape-celery-salad-2-60010) Quinoa salad with grapes and celery

No seasonal snacking list would be quite complete without a yummy quinoa recipe. This quinoa salad is served cold, with fresh red grapes, crisp celery and orange zest for a bit of kick.