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Shaved Celery and Apple Salad

Shaved celery and  apple salad stars lots of crunch with blue cheese,  walnuts, cherries, and a creamy honey Dijon vinaigrette dressing.
Shaved Celery and Apple Salad

Shaved Celery and  Apple Salad

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

Shaved celery and apple salad  is my recipe of the day with the  Foodie Extravaganza blogging group.

Each month we take turns hosting and the host picks out a food holiday  to celebrate. This month Wendy Klik  of A Day in the Life on the Farm chose National Celery Month.

Shaved Celery and Apple Salad

Shaved Celery as an Option

I decided to try my hand at doing  a shaved celery salad since one of the things that annoys  me about celery is getting the strings stuck between my  teeth.  Shaving it will make it very thin and eliminate that problem.

From there, it came down to deciding what to put in my salad. I went with a couple of things I really enjoy with celery. The first is a chopped apple  in a Waldorf salad, and the second is some  blue cheese to go with the celery served alongside my beloved Buffalo chicken wings (I am gobsmacked about them).

It is  not too difficult to pair all  of that together- we  know the celery fits right in, and blue cheese is always welcome with fruit and nuts.

Creamy Honey Dijon Vinaigrette

For a dressing  I made a creamy honey Dijon vinaigrette which will keep it much lighter than the heavy mayo versions of Waldorf and the light sweetness of the honey really complements the blue cheese.

If you are a blue cheese hater I can’t really help you too much- you might put  in  some diced Gouda, which goes very well  with apples. But don’t whine if  it  isn’t as over the top as the blue cheese is.  It has a singular personality.

Foodie Extravaganza

National Celery Month

Foodie Extravaganza is where we celebrate obscure food holidays by cooking and baking together with the same ingredient or theme each month.

Posting day is always the first Wednesday of each month. If you are a blogger and would like to join our group and blog along with us, come join our Facebook page Foodie Extravaganza. We would love to have you! If you’re a spectator looking for delicious tid-bits check out our Foodie Extravaganza Pinterest Board!

Shaved Celery and Apple  Salad

Shaved Celery and Apple Salad

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Shaved Celery and Apple Salad

Shaved Celery and Apple Salad

Sue Lau
Prep Time 15 mins
Course Salads
Cuisine American

Equipment

  • Mandoline or Food Processor

Ingredients
  

Salad:

  • 3 cups shaved celery
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped toasted walnuts
  • 1/3 cup dried sweetened cherries
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh Italian parsley
  • 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese

Creamy Honey Dijon Vinaigrette:

  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon each salt and black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Shave celery on a mandoline, using the shredding blade of a food processor, or thinly slice by hand.
  • Combine with other salad ingredients.
  • Whisk together the honey, vinegar, mayonnaise and mustard, then add oil in a steady stream, whisking constantly.
  • Stir in salt and black pepper to taste (about one teaspoon each).
  • Gently toss salad with dressing.
  • Serve immediately.
  • If chilling before serving, add the blue cheese and walnuts just prior to serving so they don't lose quality.

Notes

From the kitchen of palatablepastime.com
Keyword Celery

Shaved Celery and Apple Salad

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8 responses

  1. Is there a good substitution for the mayonnaise, for the allowance of safely not refrigerating during barbecue?

  2. This sounds so wonderful and crunchy, and I love the addition of the blue cheese… and the nuts…. and the dried cherries!

  3. Celery, apples and blue cheese are a match made in heaven! We are grilling steaks tonight (kitchen renov still not finished!) and I just happen to have all the ingredients for your lovely salad. Can’t wait!

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