Celery, Apple and Walnut Salad

Celery is kind of a forgotten vegetable.  I usually have it on hand so that I can make my husband’s favorite tuna salad, or to include in vegetable soups, but other than that it is used for very little else.  This week I got two huge, beautiful bunches of celery in my Full Circle Farms delivery.  It got me thinking about how I might expand my use of the vegetable.  This salad is a wonderful way to showcase celery.  I served it alongside Miso Noodles, but it would be a great compliment to a wide variety of meals.  I love vegan salads, especially if I’m serving a main course that contains dairy.  (I try not to include dairy in more than one course of a meal.)  This salad would be great alongside a pasta, lasagna, risotto or pizza.

Celery, Apple and Walnut Salad
Celery, Apple and Walnut Salad
Serves 3
This is a great crunchy vegan salad.
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For the Dressing
  1. 1 lemon, juiced
  2. 2-3 TBSP olive oil
  3. 1/2 tsp dijon mustard (optional)
  4. salt and pepper
For the Salad
  1. 2 stalks celery (preferably one outer stalk and one inner stalk with leaves) thinly sliced on the diagonal and leaves coarsely chopped.
  2. 1/2 apple (I like honeycrisp, gala, fuji or granny smith) cored and thinly sliced.
  3. 2 cups lettuce, torn
  4. 1/2 cup walnut pieces, toasted
  5. salt and pepper
  1. Combine dressing ingredients in small jar and shake to combine.
  2. Combine salad ingredients in a serving bowl and toss with dressing.
  3. Serve immediately.
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