Celery Salad Recipe

Salads are a great way to get the necessary nutrients and tickle the taste buds at the same time. Celery salad with almonds provides the crunch and flavor and uniqueness to cap off a late summer evening.


1 cup Canola oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon vinegar
2 stalks celery
1/2 cup almonds, blanched and shredded
1 head lettuce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon dried sweet basil
Red pepper, to taste


Rinse and dry the lettuce leaves, place in long glass dish (9X13 or so). Then, put oil, mustard, salt, sweet basil, and red pepper in a bowl and mix well. Add the sugar, lemon juice, and vinegar a bit at a time. Whisk the mixture for a full five minutes. Dice celery and mix with almonds and the dressing mixture, use as a dressing for bed of lettuce. Serve with tongs.

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Interesting Fact:

Celery was originally known as smallage. It had a very bitter flavor. But in the 1800s botanists bred the bitterness out of the plant making it more appetizing.

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