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5 Celery Recipes That Aren’t Boring

Aside from accompanying a plate of Buffalo wings or getting a smear of peanut butter, celery doesn’t get very much love, as it’s often considered a little too bland. But we at Plated beg to differ. After putting our ingredient spotlight on celery, we now know that this food does not always have to be the bridesmaid.

First of all, it’s good for you: Celery is rich in vitamins and minerals—like vitamins A, B, C, and even K, which keeps your skin looking young—and has anti-inflammatory and digestive benefits. Plus, it’s versatile: Its crisp, earthy flavors can accentuate a wide array of tastes. To see how, check out these five impressive celery recipes:

1. Braised Celery

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Last week, we discussed why braising isn’t just for meat. Today, we’re offering this Braised Celery recipe to show that this cooking method brings a rich, savory flavor out of the stalks, while still leaving some of its signature crunch.

2. Jalapeño Pimento Cheese Celery Logs

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Speaking of getting the most flavor out of your celery dish: This gooey, cheesy spread contrasts beautifully with the cold snap of the celery beneath it. But the best thing about this Jalapeño Pimento Cheese Celery Logs recipe might actually be that there are hardly more than 200 calories in an entire serving.

3. Stir-Fry Celery

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Celery isn’t just a terrific appetizer or side dish—it can be the main event! All you need is some canola oil, a few dried chile peppers, and a couple tablespoons of soy sauce to pull off this Stir-Fry Celery recipe.

4. Roasted Celery with Walnuts and Crumbled Blue Cheese

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After you stir-fry your celery, make it the newest member in the club of Vegetables You Haven’t Roasted Yet But Should. This Roasted Celery with Walnuts and Crumbled Blue Cheese recipe also incorporates honey and parsley, proving that celery can be friends with just about anybody.

5. Cucumber Celery Apple Ginger Juice

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This one’s just as tasty as the others, except liquified. Get several times the nutritional benefits of the above recipes by juicing your celery, so that you can enjoy much more of it at once—not to mention all the other healthy ingredients in this Cucumber Celery Apple Ginger Juice recipe.

Try these delicious celery recipes for yourself and be sure to share your #platedpics on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

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