Spicy Blue Cheese Celery Slaw features the crunch of celery in a creamy dressing with a punch of heat from Frank’s RedHot and the tangy flavor of blue cheese. It’s perfect served with Buffalo wings or Buffalo Chicken Burgers!
When I was younger I hated celery with a purple passion, lol.
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!
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 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.
How to Cut Celery
Compared to other vegetables, a head of celery is quite big and it can be intimidating if you’re not sure how to cut it. But once you try it, you’ll see how easy it is to cut celery!
- Pull each rib of celery off the stalk.
- Rinse the celery under cool running water to get off any dirt.
- Trim the bottom and top off of each rib. (But you can eat the leaves if you want, so you don’t need to cut them off!)
- Place a celery rib onto a cutting board and slice it horizontally. You can slice it thicker or thinner depending on what you’re making. For example, for this Celery Slaw I like thin slices, but for stew I like thicker slices of celery.
Pro Tip: The whole head of celery is called a “stalk” and a single stick of celery is called a “rib”.
More Recipes Where Celery is the Star:
- Cream of Celery Soup (Gluten Free)
- Celery Salad with Dates, Almonds, and Parmesan
- Cheesy Celery Gratin (Low Carb)
- Celery Stir Fry
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Spicy Blue Cheese Celery Slaw
- 1/4 cup mayo
- 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
- 2 teaspoons Frank’s RedHot sauce more or less to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- 3 large celery ribs thinly sliced
- 1 large carrot shredded
- 4 scallions white and green parts, thinly sliced
- 3 ounces blue cheese crumbled
- Stir together the mayo, Greek yogurt, hot sauce, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper in a large bowl.
- Add the celery, carrot, and 3/4 of the scallion (reserving 1/4 for garnish) and stir until the veggies are coated.
- Gently fold in the blue cheese crumbles; taste and add additional salt, black pepper, and hot sauce as desired.
- Net Carbs: 3g per serving
- Spicy Blue Cheese Celery Slaw is the perfect topping for Buffalo Chicken Burgers!
Spicy Blue Cheese Celery Slaw is the perfect topping for Buffalo Chicken Burgers!
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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!
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!
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!
Wow! What a fabulous slaw!! It would be pretty with some purple cabbage, too… Hmmmm. Thanks!
Happy Valley Chow says
I love a good slaw and this definitely looks like a winner. Fantastic job :)
Happy Valley Chow
Jess @ Flying on Jess Fuel says
This sounds amazing! I love all the buffalo-chickeny-flavors… especially the blue cheese!
Well, I still haven’t outgrown my celery hatred, but I can see the goodness in this slaw! Definitely perfect as a burger topping!