Celery leaves may be used as an herb or garnish.
How to Select
Choose straight, rigid celery stalks with fresh leaves. Avoid pithy, woody or limp stalks. Should smell fresh, not musty.
How to Store
Trim bases. Remove any damaged leaves. Rinse. Refrigerate celery in a plastic bag with some air holes for a week or more.
How to Prepare
Separate stalks. Rinse in cold water. Trim tip of each stalk. Eat raw: Have as snack with dip, spread with peanut butter or cream cheese, chop and add to potato salad, tuna salad, chicken salad, and other cold salads. Eat cooked: Add to stir-fries, stuffing, chicken soup and other soups and stews.
Recipes with this vegetable
Apple & Celery Harvest Salad
Celery adds a delightful crunch to this seasonal apple salad. Though low in calories it's high in flavor!