Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Celery Salad

One simply cannot disguise fresh celery.  It is what it is!  My husband does not care for celery except in soup and then only when it is not recognizable as celery.  Since he's usually up for whatever I make, I cannot fault him in this dining reluctance.  However, I gave it a try.  He didn't even want a taste.  More for me of this refreshing and tasty salad.  I hope you will at least give it a taste!

The recipe is a combination of recipes from Martha and Giada.  Martha used feta and added chopped mint.  As I recall, Giada served hers with shavings of Parmesan.

Celery Salad inspired by Martha and Giada

6 stalks of celery, sliced 1/2 inch thick
1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp lemon zest
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
Coarse sea salt to taste
1/2 cup feta cheese

1.  Combine the olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice and salt to taste.  Pour over the celery and onion.
2.  Stir in the feta cheese and serve.