Curly Celery Salad with Blue Cheese & Toasted Pecans

Curly Celery Salad with Blue Cheese & Toasted Pecans

There is something so great about the fresh taste of celery and usually, it is relegated to being a small ingredient in a larger dish, like an ingredient in soup or salad or even as a minor character in spicy chicken wings. It never dawned on me to make it the focal point of a dinner salad until my good friend Mouna served it to us one night! From that point on, we were hooked, and we’ve enhanced the salad by adding blue cheese and toasted pecans and also incorporating some of the celery leaves, which are not only beautiful but add a flavor all of their own! They are slightly more bitter, but so fresh tasting and they make the salad a bit more complex in nature. This salad is so easy, and all you really need is a good potato peeler or a mandoline slicer if you have one, and your favorite vinaigrette. One of our favorites for this dish is our super light and Zesty White Balsamic (Dijon) Vinaigrette, but any bottled or your favorite homemade dressing will work great. So many options! If you have a dressing you love, please send it our way and we’ll give it a try!     

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