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Celery Seed Dressing Recipe

Celery Seed Dressing Recipe

A salad dressing made from celery seeds is a wonderful, light dressing that you can enjoy with varieties of salads including those prepared with fruits. Here are some recipes you can try out.
Puja Lalwani
Celery seed is a great food additive as it adds a whole lot of flavor to any recipe it is used in. As small and inconsequential as these seeds appear, they make a whole world of a difference to the flavors of a variety of recipes. Though slightly bitter in taste, it is balanced out with other ingredients used and provides almost the real flavor of celery minus the crunch! Moreover, these seeds have a rich aroma that further contribute to the zest of a recipe. Used in a variety of preparations primarily as seasonings, celery seed dressings are also popular and are great when consumed with both fruit and vegetable salads. A little secret to getting the best out of the flavor of celery seed is to purchase them whole and grind and use only the amount you wish to use. If you buy it ground or grind it and keep you will find that its flavor quotient reduces over time. Of course, you may also use the seeds whole, depending on what you are using them in, such as in the celery seed dressing recipes that we are going to provide now. Take a look.
How to Make Celery Seed Dressing
There are several ingredients that can be combined to make this delicious salad dressing. Always remember, using all fresh ingredients will have the dressing taste much better than those that have been kept for a while, or even a ready-made dressing available in stores.
Simple Celery Seed Dressing Recipe
Ingredients Procedure
  • Celery Seeds, 1 tbsp.
  • Salt, 1 tsp.
  • Small Onion, grated, 1/2 no.
  • Cider Vinegar, ½ cup
  • Dry Mustard, 1 tsp.
  • Sugar, ½ cup
  • Salad Oil/Olive Oil, 1 cup
  • Combine all ingredients together and blend them thoroughly to make a smooth paste.
  • Refrigerate and use whenever necessary, but as early as possible, i.e. within 2 two weeks.

Celery Seed Dressing with Sour Cream
Ingredients Procedure
  • Celery Seeds, 2 tbsp.
  • Salt, 1 tsp.
  • White Vinegar, 2 tbsp.
  • Lemon Juice, 1 tbsp.
  • Dry Mustard, 1/4 tsp.
  • Sugar, 2 tbsp.
  • Sour Cream, 1 cup
  • Pimento, finely chopped, 1 no.
  • Dash of Paprika and Black Pepper
  • Blend all the spices and seasoning (except for the celery seed and pimento) with the sour cream.
  • Once mixed thoroughly, add the remaining two ingredients and refrigerate before adding to a salad of your choice.

Celery Seed Dressing with Honey
Ingredients Procedure
  • Celery Seeds, 2-3 tsp.
  • Salt, 1 tsp.
  • Onion, grated, 1 tsp.
  • Vinegar, 1/4 cup
  • Dry Mustard, 1 tsp.
  • Honey, ½ cup
  • Vegetable Oil/Olive Oil, 1 cup
  • Paprika, ½ tsp.
  • Combine together all the dry spices and seasonings (except grated onion and celery seeds). Then add the honey to them and blend well.
  • Once done, add a little oil and vinegar at a time while continuously stirring.
  • Finally add in the onion and celery seeds and mix thoroughly.
  • Chill and enjoy with a salad of your choice. This makes about one and a half cups of dressing that should be used within 2 weeks.

Prepare a delicious salad with different varieties of lettuce, even spinach, some fried onions, oranges, and pecans, topped with any of the aforementioned dressings. You are bound to love the delicious flavor that emanates from this very simple salad. If you don't have celery seed at hand, you may take a look at this piece on the various celery seed substitutes you can use to prepare this dressing. Of course, nothing beats the real flavor of celery seed, but you can experiment with other seasonings. For all you know, you may be able to come up with a better dressing than this one! Hopefully you have liked these recipes and made some wonderful salads you can relish. Enjoy!