Spicy Blue Cheese Celery Slaw

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Spicy Blue Cheese Celery Slaw

When I was younger I hated celery, of all things.

As the perfect vessel for things like peanut butter, cream cheese, or French onion dip, celery is such an odd vegetable to hate on. But I wouldn’t have been caught dead munching a celery stick…not even along with a chicken wing and blue cheese for dipping.

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Since then I’ve changed my crazy ways and learned to appreciate celery, not only for its ability to serve as a vessel for other yummy foods, but also for its crunch factor. And I love the fact that it’s a little bit like both chicken and tofu in that it absorbs the flavors around it.

Blue Cheese

Blue Cheese makes this salad!

This salad features the crunch I love about celery, along with the flavor of creamy blue cheese dressing that’s laced with a subtle spiciness. It is wonderful, addictive even, and will have you wondering whether or not you ever want to use cabbage or broccoli stalks for slaw again (and yes, I love both of them too). Make it and you’ll be hard-pressed not to eat the entire batch. By yourself, before dinner.

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Spicy Blue Cheese Celery Slaw
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Yield: 4 servings
  • ¼ cup (52 g) mayo
  • ¼ cup (62 g) Greek yogurt
  • 1-3 teaspoons hot sauce (more or less to taste)
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 large stalks celery, thinly sliced
  • 1 large carrot, shredded
  • 4 scallions (white and green parts), thinly sliced
  • 3 oz (85 g) blue cheese, crumbled
  1. Stir together the mayo, Greek yogurt, hot sauce, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper in a large bowl.
  2. Add the celery, carrot, and ¾ of the scallion (reserving ¼ for garnish) and stir until the veggies are coated.
  3. Gently fold in the blue cheese crumbles; taste and add additional salt, black pepper, and hot sauce as desired.
  4. Transfer to a serving bowl and sprinkle on the remaining scallion; serve.

Buffalo Chicken Burgers with Spicy Blue Cheese Celery Slaw

Spicy Blue Cheese Celery Slaw is the perfect topping for Buffalo Chicken Burgers!

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  1. Debbie says

    Any substitute for the mayo? I cannot stand the taste or smell or it, even when it is homemade? Could I go all Greek yogurt? Otherwise it looks really good and even my husband – a celery hater, would maybe like it!

    • says

      Debbie, You could try it with all Greek yogurt (it will have a bit more of a tangy flavor); also, sour cream would be a good alternative for the mayo here. If you give it a try, let me know what substitute worked best!

  2. Kelly says

    This was AMAZING. My partner hates celery, and we both absolutely loved this. I had to sub sharp cheddar cheese for the blue cheese as we were out of blue, and used fat free mayo and low fat Greek yogurt, but followed the recipe otherwise–it’s a definite keeper! The perfect topping for turkey burgers :) Thanks!

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