Those fresh leafy celery tops
- blue room Mar 10, 2010 08:05 AM
The beautiful green of those always fresh-looking leaves on top of the celery stalk are *just plain bitter* if you taste them--should I be so anxious to put them in soups etc. ?
I love celery leaves! My mother always used them is soups, so I do to. I also rough chop them and mix into salads. By all means, use them.
I ALWAYS use celery leaves, in fact, I prefer them to the actual celery and always make sure to find a head with a lot of good looking leaves when I buy the celery. I add them to pasta & potato salads, stuffings, soups, etc.
i agree with the others: celery leaves ARE great. i imagine it'd be nice enough to make a pesto with.
(what to do with all the stalks afterwards?)
YES! I love them! In fact, I dry them in a hand strainer so I have them on hand all the time. Love them crumbled into TJ's Roasted Pepper and Tomato soup.