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.
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.
- 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
- Stir together the mayo, Greek yogurt, hot sauce, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper in a large bowl.
- Add the celery, carrot, and ¾ of the scallion (reserving ¼ 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.
- Transfer to a serving bowl and sprinkle on the remaining scallion; serve.
Spicy Blue Cheese Celery Slaw is the perfect topping for Buffalo Chicken Burgers!