Celery Slaw Recipe - Delicious and Easy-to-Make

Celery Slaw

Celery Slaw Recipe - Delicious and Easy-to-Make
Preparation time: 15 minutes | Servings: 4


Celery Slaw
Celery Slaw

Celery slaw is a refreshing and crunchy salad that is perfect for a light and healthy meal. This recipe combines the crispness of celery with the earthy flavor of mushrooms and the creaminess of cheese, all tossed in a tangy vinaigrette dressing.


Celery slaw has been a popular dish for many years, with variations of the recipe found in different cuisines around the world. It is believed to have originated in the United States, where celery is a common ingredient in salads and side dishes.


How to prepare

  1. Cut the celery into very thin strips, about 1 inch long, or cut into paper-thin slices crosswise.
  2. Place the celery in a large bowl along with the mushrooms and cheese.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, garlic, vinegar, and pepper to make the dressing.
  4. Pour the dressing over the celery mixture and toss well to combine.
  5. Cover the bowl and let it stand in a cool place for 1 hour.
  6. Add salt to taste.
  7. Transfer the mixture to a serving dish and sprinkle with bacon.


  • Add diced apples or grapes for a touch of sweetness.
  • Substitute blue cheese for a more pungent flavor.
  • Use a different type of mushroom, such as shiitake or portobello, for a unique twist.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Be sure to slice the celery very thinly to ensure a delicate texture in the slaw.

- Letting the slaw sit for an hour allows the flavors to meld together and develop a more complex taste.

- Crumbling crisp fried bacon on top adds a savory crunch to the dish.

Serving Suggestions

Serve the celery slaw as a side dish with grilled chicken or fish for a light and satisfying meal.

Cooking Techniques

Be sure to toss the slaw gently to avoid crushing the delicate celery slices.

- Adjust the amount of dressing to your preference for a lighter or more heavily dressed slaw.

Ingredient Substitutions

Use a different type of cheese, such as feta or goat cheese, for a different flavor profile.

- Substitute turkey bacon for a lower-fat option.

Make Ahead Tips

The celery slaw can be made up to a day in advance and stored in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Presentation Ideas

Garnish the celery slaw with fresh herbs, such as parsley or chives, for a pop of color.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair the celery slaw with a crisp white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc, for a refreshing and balanced meal.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftover celery slaw in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Calories: 250 per serving


Carbohydrates: 5g per serving


Total Fat: 20g per serving

Saturated Fat: 6g per serving


Protein: 8g per serving

Vitamins and minerals

Celery is a good source of vitamin K, vitamin C, and potassium.


Contains dairy (cheese) and pork (bacon)


This celery slaw is a nutritious dish that is high in protein and healthy fats. It is also a good source of vitamins and minerals, making it a great addition to a balanced diet.


Celery slaw is a simple and delicious dish that is perfect for a light and healthy meal. With its crunchy texture and tangy dressing, it is sure to be a hit at your next gathering.

How did I get this recipe?

I can still remember the exact moment I discovered this recipe for Celery Slaw. It was a warm summer day, and I was visiting my dear friend Helen in her cozy kitchen. Helen was a fantastic cook, and I always admired her culinary skills. As soon as I walked in, I was greeted by the tantalizing aroma of spices and herbs wafting through the air.

Helen was in the midst of preparing lunch, and she invited me to join her at the kitchen table. She had a big bowl of celery sitting in front of her, and she began to chop it up into thin slices. As she worked, she told me about her special recipe for Celery Slaw, a dish that she had learned from her own grandmother many years ago.

I watched in awe as Helen effortlessly mixed together the celery with a tangy dressing made from vinegar, sugar, and a hint of mustard. She added in some chopped onions and a sprinkle of fresh parsley, giving the slaw a burst of color and flavor. The final touch was a handful of crunchy toasted almonds, adding a delightful crunch to the dish.

Helen served up the Celery Slaw alongside some grilled chicken and fresh bread, and I couldn't wait to dig in. The first bite was a revelation – the crispness of the celery, the tanginess of the dressing, and the crunch of the almonds all combined to create a symphony of flavors in my mouth. I knew right then and there that I had to learn how to make this dish for myself.

After lunch, Helen generously shared her recipe with me, explaining each step in detail and giving me tips on how to adjust the seasonings to my own taste. I eagerly took notes, making sure to write down every ingredient and measurement. I was determined to replicate Helen's delicious Celery Slaw in my own kitchen.

When I got home, I wasted no time in gathering the ingredients and getting to work. I carefully sliced the celery into thin strips, just like Helen had shown me, and mixed up the dressing with precision. As the flavors melded together, I could already tell that this dish was going to be a hit.

Finally, the moment of truth arrived. I plated up the Celery Slaw and took a tentative bite. And just like that first taste at Helen's kitchen table, I was transported to a world of culinary delight. The crunch of the celery, the tang of the dressing, and the nuttiness of the almonds all worked together in perfect harmony.

I couldn't wait to share my newfound recipe with my family and friends. I brought the Celery Slaw to our next potluck dinner, and it was a resounding success. Everyone raved about the unique flavors and textures, and I proudly shared the story of how I had learned to make it from my dear friend Helen.

Since that day, Celery Slaw has become a staple in my recipe repertoire. I make it for picnics, barbecues, and family gatherings, always receiving compliments and requests for the recipe. And every time I prepare it, I think back to that special moment in Helen's kitchen, where I discovered a new culinary treasure that has brought me joy and satisfaction ever since.


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