Celery Salad: So Good, You’ll Be Back For More

Celery Salad: So Good, You’ll Be Back For More

It isn’t quite spring yet but it is definitely in the air. I’m looking forward to fresh spring vegetables and the fresh, vibrant spring flavors. Which is why I made this Celery Salad.

I was going to a get together the other week and wanted to bring a side to share and I just wanted something fresh and bright. Since it isn’t spring quite yet I was limited on fresh vegetables so I tried a recipe inspired by Chef Barton Seaver.

It hit the spot and several members of my family requested the recipe. When that happens I know it is something I should share with you too!

Celery Salad


  • 1 green onion, sliced (white and green parts)
  • 1 Tbs whole-grain mustard
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 bunch celery, sliced (include leaves if they look good, they are the most nutritious part of the plant)
  • 1-2 carrots, grated
  • 1/3 cup cilantro
  • 1 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
  • 1 tsp jalapeno (optional)


Combine green onion, mustard, lemon juice, oil and salt. Whisk well. Add celery, carrots, cilantro, pecans and jalapeno (if using). Give a good toss and it is ready.

So simple to make plus it is delicious. In a way this makes me think of Thanksgiving too and this might just make a great side dish, maybe in place of stuffing. Hmmm … something to think about.

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Healthy Celery Salad recipe is full of other veggies like onions and carrots and other goodness like pecans. The dressing is delicious too. Vegan and gluten free dish for families, potlucks, summer picnics, Thanksgiving dinner, you name it! Crunches amazing too, love the texture.

  • Looks amazing Summer and it has me longing for spring to come soon. The addition of the mustard and lemon plus the pecans really speaks to me. I would probably leave out the onions and for sure the jalapeno too though. Celery is one of the vegetables that hasn’t been hugely effected by the incredible rise in price we are experiencing here in Canada because of our devalued dollar. Thanks for sharing this recipe and for bringing a little bit of spring thinking to the day!

    • admin says:

      Thanks Beverly, I agree the mustard and lemon add just the perfect amount of tang and freshness. Sorry to hear about the prices in Canada! Hopefully, it will be spring soon. I had a crocus bloom yesterday, which was a pleasant surprise!

  • I love celery but never thought to make it the main focus of a salad. Will be adding this to my healthy food folder, and share on Pinterest.

    • admin says:

      Thanks Joyce, I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

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