Celebrate with Celery!

By Lauren Scott, Arizona Farm Bureau Intern

The month of March is not only sauce month as discussed in a previous blog, but also celery month! Celery is a low-calorie vegetable that can be eaten raw or cooked, and is a great addition to soup and salad recipes.


Celery is packed full of vitamin K, copper and calcium, as well as potassium, manganese and vitamin B2. According to www.whfoods.com, celery is a great food to eat if you have any type of inflammation, as it reduced the effects. A different website, organicfacts.net, describes celery as a food that can reduce blood pressure, reduce cholesterol, improve your immune and cardiovascular health, and help with weight loss. Plus, who doesn’t love the crisp crunch of celery.

If you aren’t a big fan of celery or have just been uncomfortable using it in your dishes, now is the chance to step out of your comfort zone and try one of these tasty recipes featuring celery!

  1. Artichoke Chicken Salad
  2. Wheat Farmer’s Salad
  3. Shrimp Ceviche
  4. Oyster Stew
  5. Waldorf Salad
  6. Herb Roasted Chicken
  7. Hearty Hamburger Stew
  8. Classic Minestrone Soup
  9. Orange Almond Salad
  10. Stuffed Pumpkin
  11. Beef and Vegetable Stir-Fry
  12. Join the Party Salad
  13. Lentils and Smoked Turkey
  14. Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
  15. Okra and Tomatoes
  16. Apple Pear Salad

Once you start using celery in your cooking you’ll never want to stop! It adds great flavor, great nutrition, and can make or break a dish. If you like these recipes, check out the other recipes Fill Your Plate offers! There is even a category dedicated to celery! Let us know how you like these recipes in the comments!


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