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Jun 20, 2013 03:45 PM

celery salad??

Was iin supermarket today and always cruise aisles hoping for SALE on certain stuff. Like the GOOD canned solid in olive oil. Market had GREAT jarred tuna (in water and oil) that pretty pricey and NEVER seems to go on sale or I'd buy a LOT! In canned/jarred veggie aisle saw something I'd never seen (or maybe never noticed) before... celery salad in a jar?? Looked like shredded celery? Label said stuff like celery, vinegar, salt, sugar and a few other things. A 6-ish ounce jar was something like $3-4?? NOT in price range ot take a chance??

Do you make, or have a recipe, for celery salad??

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    1. It does sound a bit pricey, but also sounds delicious. I've neve had celery salad, bit I'm gonna have to make some!

      1. Mrs. Jonesey... thanks for the info. Gonna give that recipe a try. Don't get why that little jar in supermarket was $3-4 when the ingredients had to be PENNIES!?!

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        1. re: kseiverd

          You're welcome. Hope you like it. I use champagne vinegar and have never bothered with the nuts.

        2. Most jarred "celery salads" are really celery root or celeriac salad which is popular in Germany and other European countries. Check the jar. It probably is imported, which would explain the price

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          1. re: Chefmonty

            Yes, this is what I believe the celery salad is in the jar. Sellerisalat in German. I've bought celery roots. It is pretty labor intensive to slice the knobby outside, then make matchsticks. Toss with a little vinegar and oil or lemon and oil. It was one of my favorite discoveries when living in Germany.


            I'm so glad you brought this up! This recipe appeared here on CH some time ago but I'd forgotten all about it. It's one of those super simple dishes that becomes greater than the sum of its parts. Very refreshing. It's going on the list for next week. :)