Celery green, leafy, local, single bunch

Category: green, local

  • Celery green, leafy, local, single bunch variety grows in Saudi. It has wide parsley-like green leaves and thin, juicy, ribbed stalks. Celery, at its best, has a juicy and crunchy flesh with a mild salty flavor. Although celery is most often used for its stalks, its leaves are edible as well and have a concentrated celery flavor. Compare to the regular celery, the leaves are not chopped off.

  • Celery green, leafy, local, the single bunch is commonly used as an aromatic, or in mirepoix bases, but should not be overlooked as a vegetable. Cook diced celery with onions or apples, potatoes and cream, and puree into soup. Braise sliced celery in vegetable stock and wine, or bake with cream and cheese into a gratin. Combine raw celery slices with citrus segments and grains for a cold salad. Stuff 3-4 inch slices of celery with cheese or hummus for an appetizer.

  • Store celery, head intact, in the refrigerator for 1-2 weeks

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