Enjoy the crisp and versatile goodness of celery with our 25 easy celery recipes.
From refreshing salads to hearty main courses, these recipes prove that celery is not just a crunchy sidekick but an important ingredient for adding flavor and texture.
Our recipe collection offers a diverse range of easy–to–follow recipes that will delight your taste buds and transform the way you view this underappreciated vegetable.
Get ready to rediscover celery in delicious ways as we present a medley of flavors, textures, and culinary inspirations in this celery recipes roundup.
Italian tomato salad with celery is a refreshing medley of vibrant tomatoes and crisp celery tossed in a zesty dressing of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and fresh herbs.
Celery plays a crucial role in the soffrito flavor base for lentil soup, lending a subtle earthiness and aromatic depth.
Sautéed alongside onions and carrots, this trio creates a harmonious foundation that enhances the overall richness and complements the earthy lentils.
In our creamy macaroni salad, celery adds a delightful crunch and a hint of earthy freshness, creating a satisfying contrast to the al dente pasta.
Its mild flavor seamlessly blends with the creamy dressing, enhancing the overall texture and taste of this classic pasta salad
In lentil chili, celery contributes a subtle yet savory depth to the hearty blend of lentils, kidney beans, and black beans.
The crisp texture of celery complements the vegetables and legumes and adds a refreshing note to this protein-rich and flavorful chili.
In our vegetarian stuffing recipe, celery contributes to a well–balanced and aromatic stuffing perfect for any vegetarian feast.
Celery chunks in this creamy dill potato salad introduce a refreshing crispness, complementing the creamy mayonnaise and delicate dill flavors.
It’s an excellent salad to make ahead for BBQs, cookouts, picnics, and potlucks or to enjoy as a delicious side dish for an everyday dinner.
In a creamy pasta salad with yogurt mayo dressing, celery adds a refreshing crispness and a subtle peppery undertone.
It’s a tangy, crunchy, creamy, and refreshing recipe with beans that you can make with your favorite pasta and crisp veggies in about 20 minutes.
In the flavor foundation of a vegetarian split pea soup, celery adds a savory depth that complements the richness of split peas for a comforting bowl of vegetarian soup.
This protein–rich soup comes together in approximately 45 minutes; it’s incredibly tasty, nutritious, and easy to make.
Celery in Moroccan lentil soup adds a refreshing crunch and an earthy flavor, complementing the rich blend of aromatic spices and hearty lentils.
You’ll love this recipe because it’s easy to make, in one pot, and with pantry staples. Its comforting texture and flavors will fill you with the wanderlust to try more Mediterranean dishes.
In a mashed chickpea salad with vegan mayonnaise, celery imparts a refreshing crispness, while red onions contribute a sweet and zesty kick.
These vibrant ingredients harmonize perfectly, enhancing the creamy and flavorful profile of this plant-based delight.
Our mushroom Wellington, elevated by a sofrito flavor base of carrot, onion, and celery, delivers a blend of aromatic richness to each bite.
The earthy mushrooms and walnut blend wrapped in flaky pastry create a delicious and sophisticated vegetarian dinner.
You can eat raw celery in this easy side salad and enjoy the crisp and hydrating crunch.
Its low–calorie content and high water content make it a guilt–free addition, while the fibrous texture adds a satisfying element to the simple medley of fresh vegetables.
Adding celery to soups, like white bean soup, imparts a refreshing crunch and subtle herbal notes that elevate the overall flavor.
Its crisp texture and mild taste add a delightful layer to this hearty and comforting vegetarian meal.
In this tender eggplant caponata, celery introduces a crisp and refreshing contrast to the silky texture of roasted eggplant and enhances the medley of Italian flavors.
Serve eggplant caponata as a starter on crunchy bread, a side dish, or a delicious pasta sauce.
In one–pot dishes, celery contributes a savory depth and subtle crunch, seamlessly blending with the flavors of other ingredients.
Raw celery in salads, like Italian salad, adds a mild, peppery flavor that complements the assortment of vegetables and croutons.
Customize this salad by choosing your favorite add-ins, and season it with our homemade Italian dressing to add a bright and tangy taste.
In a hearty black bean soup, celery subtly elevates the flavor profile of black beans with its crisp texture and earthy notes.
This base creates a rich flavor base and complex aroma that makes the soup taste delicious.
For this lentil bolognese, we use chopped onion, celery, and carrot to add flavor to the sauce.
We recommend chopping these veggies by hand with a chef’s knife for the best results. Lentil Bolognese is an excellent recipe for those trying to incorporate more meatless dishes into their diet, and it’s delicious with pasta, grains, gnocchi, and lasagna.
Celery plays a crucial role in pasta e fagioli soup by adding a subtle yet essential layer of savory depth to the soup broth.
The celery’s presence adds complexity to this comforting Pasta e fagioli soup, wonderful for meal prep and to be enjoyed by picky adults and kids alike.
A rib of celery, cut into small pieces, adds a wonderful crunchy texture to the tofu egg salad.
The celery also adds a freshness that cuts through the mayonnaise–based dressing.
In a nourishing chickpea soup, the trio of celery, carrots, and leek creates a symphony of flavors and textures.
The celery’s crispness, paired with the sweetness of carrots and nutty chickpeas, adds a delightful complexity to this hearty and wholesome soup.
In a Tuscan bean stew, celery enhances the robust flavors of beans and tomatoes, adding a crisp and savory dimension to this Italian comfort food.
It’s an excellent recipe for a quick and fulfilling weeknight dinner, ready in just over 30 minutes
In our mushroom ragu, celery offers a subtle crunch and a hint of herbal freshness that beautifully complements the savory umami of the mushrooms.
This sauce is one of our go-to quick dinner sauces when we feel like eating an earthy and flavorful pasta dish.
What’s essential when making a tasty vegetable soup is starting with a flavor base of onion, celery, and carrots gently fried in olive oil.
You’ll love this vegetable soup recipe because it’s so easy to make in one pot, comforting, and keeps in the fridge for several days.
For many more dinner ideas, check out our mains category page.
Easy Celery recipes
- Immersion blender if you want your soup extra creamy
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 large onion chopped
- 1 rib celery chopped
- 2 medium carrots chopped
- 1 leek thinly sliced, optional
- 2 cloves garlic pressed
- ½ teaspoon dried rosemary sub thyme or Italian seasoning
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin + 1 teaspoon turmeric optional
- 1 cup dried lentils brown or green – or 2½ cups cooked lentils; in this case you'll need half the vegetable broth
- 6 cups vegetable stock add more as needed to fully cook the lentils
- 1 can (15 ounces) crushed tomatoes
- 6 ounces kale or another leafy green like spinach or chard
- 1 teaspoon salt or more to taste
- 2 twists black pepper
- Heat 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil in a large pot. Add 1 large onion, 1 rib celery, 2 medium carrots, 1 leek (all chopped) and sauté for 5 minutes stirring often.
- Add 2 cloves garlic (pressed), ½ teaspoon dried rosemary, and 1 teaspoon ground cumin and cook 1 more minute until fragrant.
- Now add 1 cup dried lentils (rinsed under water), 6 cups vegetable stock, 1 can (15 ounces) crushed tomatoes, 1 teaspoon salt, 2 twists black pepper and cook for 30 – 45 minutes or until the lentils are tender. Blend 2 cups of the soup.Tip: if you use cooked or canned lentils, half the amount of broth and cut the cooking time in half.
- Stir in 6 ounces kale (chopped) and cook for a few more minutes or until tender.
- Taste and adjust for salt. Serve with toasted bread or grains and a sprinkle of parmesan.Add a squeeze of lemon, pickled red onions, or chili oil for some kick.
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