Meet Mark

Let me introduce myself. My name is Mark Sisson. I’m 63 years young. I live and work in Malibu, California. In a past life I was a professional marathoner and triathlete. Now my life goal is to help 100 million people get healthy. I started this blog in 2006 to empower people to take full responsibility for their own health and enjoyment of life by investigating, discussing, and critically rethinking everything we’ve assumed to be true about health and wellness...

Tell Me More
Stay Connected
August 16, 2009

Simple Celery and Almond Salad

By Worker Bee
236 Comments

Celery has never really enjoyed the starring role in dishes that other vegetables do. It’s not that celery isn’t worthy. The vegetable is inexpensive, stays fresh for weeks, has a mild and pleasing flavor, a nice crunch and is a great source of vitamins and fiber. But it’s sort of the Chris Cooper of the kitchen, always an amazing supporting actor but never a leading man.

With this salad, celery finally gets to be the star. You’ll be surprised how tasty the crisp, clean flavor of celery is, especially during the hot days of summer. The leaves on the top of a celery stalk are usually discarded and this is a shame. Filled with vitamin C, calcium and a lot flavor, the leaves can be added to the salad as well. Almonds are a key ingredient, adding the richness that celery lacks. The parsley dressing adds additional flavor and fat. These ingredients are incredibly easy to find at any grocery store and take only a few minutes to toss together. The recipe is a simple way to both stay on track and try something new during the Primal Blueprint Health Challenge.

Though keep in mind that while this celery salad can be a quick and satisfying afternoon snack, it doesn’t necessarily add up to a full meal. You’ll want to pair it with some serious protein. Last week, wild caught Alaskan salmon was mentioned as a great source of Omega 3’s. It’s also the perfect protein to serve alongside this salad. Crunchy, light celery with rich, fatty salmon hits all the right flavor notes.

Ingredients:

1 bunch (12-15 stalks) celery, plus leaves
1 cup sliced or slivered almonds
1/4 cup olive oil
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/4 cup roughly chopped parsley
salt and pepper

Directions:

Chop the celery stalks and leaves into bite-sized pieces. Mix together with almonds.

Whisk olive oil, lemon juice, parsley, and a pinch of salt and pepper together in a small bowl. Drizzle dressing on top of celery and almonds and stir well. Makes approximately 4 servings.


Subscribe to the Newsletter

If you'd like to add an avatar to all of your comments click here!

Leave a Reply

236 Comments on "Simple Celery and Almond Salad"

avatar

Sort by:   newest | oldest
Scott
Scott
7 years 11 months ago

Sounds Awesome! Can’t wait to try it.

BurritoKid
BurritoKid
7 years 11 months ago

imma try this. maybe add some chicken.

Lisa Zawrotny
Lisa Zawrotny
7 years 11 months ago

I was literally just eyeballing the celery in my fridge before I read this and thinking “hmmm, but I’m not in the mood for cream cheese or nut butter with it”. Nice recipe!

Bianca
7 years 11 months ago

Looks too good to be that simple… what’s the catch?? 😀

Terry Gilmore
Terry Gilmore
7 years 11 months ago

Comment

PrimalJewishAmericanPrincess
PrimalJewishAmericanPrincess
7 years 11 months ago

mmmmm, going to make this tonight with some grilled chicken!

musajen
musajen
7 years 11 months ago

I know what’s on the menu this week!

cwdana
cwdana
7 years 11 months ago

Great to find another use for celery besides lathering it up with peanutbutter (yuk!)…almondsbetter.

Annika
7 years 11 months ago

Too bad I dislike celery so much. Other than the celery, the salad looks great!

Aido
Aido
7 years 11 months ago

Even I could make that. Thanks.

Denise Rodriguez
Denise Rodriguez
7 years 11 months ago

Definitely sounds good with salmon…mmmm

Kathy
Kathy
7 years 11 months ago

Brilliant!

Evan
Evan
7 years 11 months ago

This sounds much better than the average celery stick w/almond butter!

jimbo
jimbo
7 years 11 months ago

How about adding a little apple and raisins, kind of a spin on a waldorf salad.

Murat
Murat
7 years 11 months ago

I have discovered the joy of celery after having gone Primal. I love it as a company to my morning omelet, and now I have something new (and promising) to try. Celery possesses some hidden virtues too 😉
Murat

Adam Kayce
7 years 11 months ago

Celery? Really? That’s one I’ve yet to embrace, I have to admit. My wife loves it, though. Maybe she’ll convert me one of these days…

McKenna
7 years 11 months ago

A recipe I enjoy with celery (even better accompanied with onions) is to dice em’ up, fry them in with my (nitrate-free) bacon and eggs and add some mustard (Guilden’s Spicy Brown) to the end result.

Jason
Jason
7 years 11 months ago

Sounds simple and refreshing. Gotta get my celery on!

Blake
Blake
7 years 11 months ago

Another recipe to add to the recipe book!

Richard Coffey
Richard Coffey
7 years 11 months ago

I heart easy recipes.

Chris H.
Chris H.
7 years 11 months ago

That looks AMAZING! I’ve got to get away from eating salad out of the bag. Nobody likes salad straight from the bag! =(~

amandamarie
amandamarie
7 years 11 months ago

I love celery!

juno61
juno61
7 years 11 months ago

Not very appealing to me, I’m afraid.

Josh Roman
Josh Roman
7 years 11 months ago

Any good way to slice almonds from whole? I’ve got a grinder that does a good job at turning them into flour, but nothing to slice them (save a chef’s knife that would make it a dangerous and time-consuming job.)

FlyNavyWife
7 years 11 months ago

I buy them pre-sliced in the store… they’re actually cheaper per pound than whole ones so that’s probably your best bet.

damnregistering
damnregistering
7 years 11 months ago

Too bad celery tastes extremely bitter to me.

Karin
Karin
7 years 11 months ago

Hey, Mark, did you arrange that yourself? Good job if you did!

MikeB
MikeB
7 years 11 months ago

Mmmm… Fish oil

lobo21nyy
7 years 11 months ago

Never been a fan of C elery, except with peanut butter, and even then I always thought bleh.

South Beach Steve
7 years 11 months ago

This looks great! I love celery, and I am happy to see you using most of the stalk. It seems that too many people throw away the great leaves.

Tricia
Tricia
7 years 11 months ago

Thanks for this recipe – I always seem to have leftover celery – you know how you buy it for a recipe that calls for 1/2 c – then what to do with the leftovers? I’m always looking for ways to up the veggies.

Josh C
Josh C
7 years 11 months ago

Looks tasty! Now that’s a healthy salad!

Kevin Croke
Kevin Croke
7 years 11 months ago

lookin good

Jeffrey K
Jeffrey K
7 years 11 months ago

Great! I hate watching the bunch of celery purchased for the one stalk needed in a recipe, to wilt away in the fridge. Now I have a use for it. And it looks very tasty too.

Sharon
Sharon
7 years 11 months ago

I have the lemons, parsley and olive oil. Just ran out of celery and almonds. They are now on my grocery list. Yum. A combo of many of my favorite things.

Elana
Elana
7 years 11 months ago

Mmm, that looks good! I bet it would also taste really great with some shredded roast chicken! I love celery for the crunch it adds to things, not to mention the water content and fiber.

DaveFish
DaveFish
7 years 11 months ago

I’m not a big fan of celery but I just might try this.

Dave B
Dave B
7 years 11 months ago

This is my kind of recipe, simple! Wish I had some parsley around.

Ninja Mom
Ninja Mom
7 years 11 months ago

That looks great! I usually have a few stray stalks laying around wishing they could have been included – now I know what to do with them. Thanks for the recipe!

Rob
Rob
7 years 11 months ago

looks good

maba
maba
7 years 11 months ago

Anything with almonds gets my vote. I must try this.

AJP
AJP
7 years 11 months ago

Great recipe.
Glad to see another creative use for celery.

BestSelf
BestSelf
7 years 11 months ago

Wow – it does sound simple and wonderful. I bet it would be good with walnuts, too.

Matt
Matt
7 years 11 months ago

looks delicious

Brian Robertson
Brian Robertson
7 years 11 months ago

Celery…you mean the side dish that goes with buffalo wings?

Agnieszka
7 years 11 months ago

Another lovely mix. I imagine a handful of cherry pieces or pomegranate bits would jive with the salad as well.

FlyNavyWife
7 years 11 months ago

This would be a good recipe to let preschool kids make themselves for a snack with some picture-instructions.

Adith
Adith
7 years 11 months ago

This salad looks delicious!

GeriMorgan
7 years 11 months ago

This is pretty nice, but I’m not much of a celery fan – hence its use mainly as a supporting cast member whenever I eat it. Part of it’s the flavor; part of it’s the fact that it can be difficult (and, in fact, rather painful) to chew.

Linda
Linda
7 years 11 months ago

I’ve never thought about making celery the main ingredient in a salad before. This looks great.

Heather
Heather
7 years 11 months ago

Looks wonderfully crunchy. I can’t wait to try this one!

Geoff
Geoff
7 years 11 months ago

Perfect. Love the lemon. I’m having this one tonight with some grilled fish!

wpDiscuz