Celebrating National Celery Month With The "It" Ingredient

This post is sponsored by the Duda Farm Fresh Foods. 

Mix it, chop it, juice it, dip it… anyway you want to enjoy it, celery is a great choice! March is National Celery Month and the perfect time to learn more ways to prepare and enjoy celery. Today on Indy Style, I shared several suggestions on how to enjoy this “it” veggie. I also shared a few recipes to help you get into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit!

Celery Rice Bowls

If you like peanut butter and celery, you’ll love Celery Rice Bowls with Thai Peanut Butter Dressing.

Celery Rice Bowls

Ingredients

Bowl

  • Brown rice
  • Celery
  • Shredded red cabbage
  • Bell peppers
  • Cilantro

Dressing

  • 1/3 cup Peanut butter
  • 1 tsp Toasted sesame oil
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 3 Tbsp Tamari
  • Juice of 1 lime

Directions

  1. Cook brown rice according to package instructions.
  2. Combine celery, red cabbage, bell pepper, cilantro in a bowl. Set aside.
  3. Prepare peanut sauce by combining all ingredients and stirring until smooth. Set aside.
  4. Make bowls. Begin with a layer of brown rice and then add vegetables. Top with peanut sauce.

Celery & Parmesan Salad

This is the world’s easiest salad! Celery, parmesan cheese, toasted walnuts and dressing is all it takes!

Celery & Parmesan Salad

Ingredients

Salad

    • Celery, chopped
    • Parmesan cheese
    • Toasted walnuts

Dressing

  • Olive oil
  • Lemon zest
  • Lemon juice

Directions

  1. Toss salad ingredients with dressing and serve.

Trilogy of Veggie Dips with Celery

Celery is a great match for dip. Veggie dips are a great way to entice kids to eat more celery too. Here are our current favorite veggie dips. Give them each a try!

Trilogy of Veggie Dips with Celery

Celery Margarita

Celery juice makes an exceptionally good margarita! It’s perfect for St. Patty’s Day too!

Ingredients

  • Celery juice
  • Lime juice (optional)
  • White tequila
  • Dash of simple syrup

Directions

  1. Mix together celery juice, tequila, lime juice, and simple syrup.

Here are a few other recipes to help you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

Luck of the Irish Salad

Cabbage-based salads are great to make ahead since they hold up so well. The secret of this salad is Desbry Tropical Avocados. This item is about to sweep the country! Slow to oxidize, these extra-large avocados are not to be overlooked.

We listed tropical avocados as one of our must-try items of 2020. 

Luck of the Irish Salad

Ingredients

  • Green cabbage, shredded
  • Gold potatoes, roasted
  • Celery, chopped
  • Tropical avocado, diced
  • Irish cheese

Directions

  1. Toss ingredients together and serve.

Shamrock Kabobs using Green Fruits

Shamrock Kabobs using Green Fruits

Choose four different green fruits, like honeydew, green grapes, Granny Smith apples, and kiwi, and make these festive shamrock kabobs.

Ingredients

  • Honeydew melon
  • Green grapes
  • Granny Smith apple
  • Kiwi

Directions

  1. Place fruit onto skewers, alternating between fruits.

Mix it, chop it, juice it, dip it… what is your favorite way to enjoy celery? Share in the comments below. Happy National Celery Month!

Lori Taylor

Author: Lori Taylor

Lori Taylor is the Founder & CEO of The Produce Moms. For ten years she sold fresh produce to over 300 grocery stores throughout the United States, and today she is fully focused on working with the produce supply chain, media, and government to increase fresh produce access & consumption in the US and around the globe. Connect with Lori on LinkedIn.

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