Sexy Celery: 8 Stunning Ways to Use Up Leftover Stalks

Sexy Celery: 8 Stunning Ways to Use Up Leftover Stalks

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Emma Christensen
Aug 29, 2011
I'm totally with Dana on the celery dilemma. Whenever I buy a bundle for a recipe, half the stalks whither away in the drawer before I figure out what to do with them. The plan from here on out: give that leftover celery some sex-appeal. The trouble is that celery is rarely the main ingredient in a dish. This makes it hard to envision doing much of anything with those leftover stalks besides throwing them in a stock or smearing them with peanut butter. Let's see if some of these recipes give us a few more ideas: • Celery and Apple Granita from Gourmet - Such an unusual and undoubtedly refreshing combo. • Celery and Endive Slaw from Martha Stewart - A sprinkle of bleu cheese brings it all together. • Bulgur, Celery, and Pomegranate Salad from 101 Cookbooks - This one is going in the lunch rotation. • Celery and Pear Bisque from Bon Appétit - An interesting twist on the basic cream of celery soup. • Cumin-Scented Stir-Fried Beef with Celery from Epicurious - Stir-frying is a great way to add celery to a warm dish while keeping its crisp. • Celery Juleps from The Bitten Word - Oooh! An alternative to the bloody mary when using up celery! • Young Corn and Celery Soup from La Tartine Gourmande - This one has celeriac in it, too! • Celery Risotto with Pistachio Pesto from Pham Fatale - Green, green, and more green. I love it. Do you have a favorite recipe with celery as the star? Related: Recipe Review: Sexy Spicy Broccoli from The New York Times (Images: John Kernick/Gourmet and Martha Stewart)
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