Celery mushroom salad

Celery mushroom salad

Salads don’t have to be made of the same old boring vegetables you keep throwing together. Think outside the box and try this flavorful Italian classic: celery mushroom salad.

I discovered this recipe as I was looking for a way to use up some celery that had been sitting in my refrigerator for a while. You know how it goes, you buy a package of celery and use 2 sticks for a recipe and then it just sits there…?

It is of course best made with fresh celery that is nice and green and crunchy; but don’t worry, the lemon flavor will brighten up any old celery!

A couple of tips

If you like your mushrooms on the crunchy side, slice them a bit thicker and add them just before serving. As this salad sits, the mushrooms will become softer as they render some of their liquid. That’s the way I like them myself though, and this salad tastes great even the next day.

Use your best olive oil! It will shine through in this dish. I personally keep only one kind on hand, Partanna Sicilan Extra Virgin Olive Oil. It’s extremely versatile.

And don’t forget to shave a bit of fresh Parmesan as you serve! It ties the whole thing together!

Try these other recipes:

Farfalle pasta with mushrooms and spinach

Portobello mushroom fajitas

Cream of mushroom soup

Kale, mushrooms, farro and beets

Celery mushroom salad
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Celery mushroom salad

A classic Italian salad, combining crunchy celery, soft mushrooms in a bright lemon dressing, topped with a bit of nutty saltiness from Parmesan cheese. A great way to use up that package of celery that's been sitting in your refrigerator…
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 4
Author: Veronique Eichler

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Press the juice of 1 lemon into a large bowl
  • Add salt and pepper, stir to dissolve
  • Add olive oil
  • Slice celery and mushrooms very thin and add to the bowl.
  • Add parsley and mix throroughly.
  • Shave fresh parmesan on each individual serving.

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Notes

If you let the salad sit, the mushrooms will get softer. If you prefer your mushrooms on the crunchy side, cut them thicker and add them at the last minute.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Celery mushroom salad
Amount per Serving
Calories
171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
 
14
g
22
%
Saturated Fat
 
4
g
25
%
Cholesterol
 
10
mg
3
%
Sodium
 
528
mg
23
%
Total Carbohydrate
 
5
g
2
%
Dietary Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Total Sugars
 
2
g
2
%
Protein
 
7
g
14
%
Vitamin A
 
454
IU
9
%
Vitamin C
 
20
mg
24
%
Calcium
 
180
mg
18
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
Potassium
 
267
mg
8
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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