This simple yet delicious celery recipe was the solution for how bad I felt that I couldnt find a way to use the celery leaves.
Well, those days are over. Now I get to, with the same easy and fuss-free recipe, enjoy the leaves, and their new found health properties (new at least to me).
Without delay… If you give me the honor I’ll tell you a bit about how healthy the celery leaves really are and give you this super simple and quick way to reduce waste, enjoy tastier vegan dinners, make more original vegan salads, upgrade your picnics and so on.
Yes, I do believe this sauce, dressing, dip is that versatile.
- Celery Leaves: use the leaves from the whole celery, from the dark green to the lighter softer ones.
- Unsalted Capers: I use the ones in brine, or the taste can be overpowering. Green olives can be a replacement.
- Vegan Mayo: you can buy some or even use vegan heavy cream. However I really really think you should try and make your own. I got you, the easiest Vegan Mayo. Fuss-free guaranteed.
Celery Leaves Properties (you can check the source here)
The main healthy substances contained in the celery leaves are Vitamin A, Apigenin, Celery Essential Oil and Cumarine.
Promotes the well-being the bone apparatus. Repairs skin from damage caused by ultraviolet rays.
Spasmolytic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-allergic and detoxifying properties. Curative effect on neurological and cardiovascular diseases.
Sedanin Stimulates digestion and absorption of intestinal gases. Has a detoxifying and anti-inflammatory action against skin, eye and bladder disorders.
Essential Oil Rich in 26 healing components. It’s antioxidant, antifungal, analgesic, digestive, anti-inflammatory, hypotensive, diuretic. Also protective against fluid stagnations in the body, sleep disorders, meteorism and several pathogenic microorganisms.
Cumarine Anti-inflammatory, anti-edematous and toning action of the vascular system. Also effective in combating the symptoms of migraine.
How to Make Vegan Celery Sauce
Drain the capers without rinsing them, just so they are not too watery. Peel the garlic and tear the leaves from your celery. We will use only the leaves in this vegan sauce.
Needing ideas to use the stalks of the celery? So here is how to make the easiest and most aromathic Vegetable Broth ever.
Place all ingredients in a blender, the mayonese first will help. Blend everything until completely smooth.
Remember I was raving about versatility?
Some of the ways I have used this easy celery recipe.
- Vegan Salad Dressing: the super easy and healthy Creamy Pasta Salad is perfect to that. So it’s an upgrade, really.
- Vegan Pasta Sauce: yes, I do mean hot. I added a bit of oat milk to the cream and didin’t let it boil.
- Pizza Sauce: my only other ingredient was smoked tofu, so I thought the sauce wouldn’t be overwhelming. OMG!
- Canapè Topping: honestly, any cracker will be improved dipped in here. And on top of that I put a bit of Caramelized Onions. Feeling fancy🌶
- Steamed Veggies Dip: my favorite…cauliflower.
- Most original way to enjoy the Panelle, Italian Chickpea Fritters. Pictured above.
Vegan Celery Sauce – Using Only the Celery LeavesDifficulty: Easy
This simple yet delicious celery recipe will help you to reduce waste, enjoy tastier vegan dinners, make more original salads, upgrade your picnics and so on.
Celery Leaves, a whole plant worth of it, would weight about 2,5oz
5 tablespoons Unsalted Capers
1 cup vegan mayo(our easy recipe here) or heavy cream
2 Garlic Clove, if you are using our Mayo you already have it there, optional to add more here.
- Drain the capers without rinsing them, just so they are not too watery. Peel the garlic and tear the leaves from your celery.
- Place all ingredients in a blender, the mayonese first will help. Blend everything until completely smooth.
- Enjoy with some crunch salad, sandwich, bowl of rice or quinoa, roasted veggies, chips or our Chickpeas Fritters as the picture above.