How to Make Celery Curls

Celery curls make a great addition to salads or for garnishing drinks. They are very easy to make.


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    Choose the longer stalks of celery. Make sure that the leaves are still intact.
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    Cut the celery sticks into fine strips right up to just below the leaves.
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    Place each strip into a large bowl of iced water.
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    Allow to sit. The sticks will curl up as they sit in the bowl.
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    Remove and use once curled to your liking. They look great on the side of a glass and as a topping for a salad.


  • Kids love the shape of curled celery; it's a great way to encourage them to eat celery.
  • Make sure the leaves left are tender and edible. Some of the larger leaves can be too tough to leave on the stalk.

Things You'll Need

  • Knife and chopping board
  • Large bowl iced water - water with ice cubes added is fine

Article Info

Categories: Food Cutting Techniques | Celery