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Celery Apple Salad

April 4, 2012

by Elizabeth

For my co-blogger’s birthday, I am virtually gifting her a Celery Apple Salad. Might sound odd, but it’s delicious, plus there is cheese is it. (Also her real present is in the mail, don’t worry!) I’ve seen recipes for celery salad before but I’ve always passed over them, because honestly – celery is sooo boring. And while we’re being honest, I only tried this one because it came from my new cheese cookbook, so I knew  it couldn’t be too drab with the addition of my favorite ingredient. This surprise find was crisp, light, and refreshing – the perfect first course for my Sunday “dinner” of brie, baguette, and truffle oil. If I was in NYC and could host a birthday dinner for Emily this weekend, this darling little salad would most certainly be making an appearance. Happiest of birthdays!

Celery Apple Salad, adapted from the Cheesemonger’s Kitchen

serves 4

1 head of celery, outer stalks discarded, and cut into 1/2 inch diagonal slices
2 apples (gala or lady apples recommended), cut into thin slices
2 ounces shaved cheese – goat cheddar or aged asiago recommended
1/2 cup chopped, toasted hazelnuts
2 lemons
2 teaspoons honey, preferably lavender or wildflower
1 large or 2 small shallots, minced
1/4 cup olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

In a small bowl, whisk together the juice of the lemons (should be about 1/4 cup), the honey, shallots, and olive oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Place the hazelnuts in a small pan and toast over medium heat for several minutes (don’t let them burn). Slice the celery and place in a large salad bowl. Add the apple slices, cooled hazelnuts and cheese shavings. Drizzle with dressing and toss to coat before serving. I found that this was equally as good the second day as immediately after preparation. The lemon in the dressing prevents the apples from discoloring.



2 Comments leave one →
  1. April 4, 2012 3:46 pm

    I am so thankful for my e-treat, mail doodle, phone call, tweet, email, instagram… so many portals!!! Thanks, co-blogger!!

  2. Alecia Vadlamudi permalink
    February 27, 2013 5:26 pm

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