Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Celery Slaw

This is mayo-free salad #2 that we served at my parents' pool party! This one actually comes from a Weber grill book I got Johnny a few years ago and we've made it before, so I knew it would be good. This recipe, unlike the marinated green beans, is best made fresh. The celery starts to get a bit soggy the longer it sits, so if that sort of thing bugs you, prepare it right before serving.

2 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp cider vinegar
1 tsp minced jalapeno
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp Kosher salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
2 cups thinly sliced celery
1 cup thinly sliced red onion

Whisk together the oil, vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper until combined. Add the jalapeno, celery, and onion, tossing to coat.

For the party I actually doubled the recipe and instead of using the jalapeno, used one small habanero from my mom's garden with the seeds removed. (A little bird told me that if you accidentally lick your fingers to test and see how hot the habanero pepper is a good remedy is Greek yogurt.)


Laura said...

Ok YUMMY?!? This is great, I love the idea of celery salad :) next weeks JAMM?? perhaps?.....

Laura said...

OY! send me your address again--can't find it for anything! thanks dear, I'm being a slacker in the prize dept. sorry :)

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

Very low cal and healthy! I love it!

Anonymous said...

That looks so good Christina - of course, without the onions!

I love non-mayo salads! Tell your momma I said hello!

The Diva on a Diet said...

I love a mayo-free salad and celery, so this looks like a winner to me! Thanks, Christina!

I hope your summer is going well!

Jessie said...

I have to confess that I'm not a fan of celery, but I'd like to try this recipe with another veggie because I love the idea of mayo-free! Nice recipe, Christina! :)

sophia said...

sounds great and refreshing...but where is the bacon? lol~