Last week my mom spent a day researching the great-granddaughter of Martha Washington at the library where I work, so we had a lunch date downtown! We walked to a sit-down restaurant where I ordered a falafel with a side dish of celery salad. I enjoyed so much of that chunky crunch that I made up my own salad at home based on the combination of flavors on my lunch plate that day. It’s a great dish to prepare on a night when you crave the catharsis that accompanies chopping vegetables, and now every time I eat it I will remember the intrigue of Mary Custis Lee and that fun lunch.
For the salad:
Chop up celery, dates, and red onions.
Whisk together apple cider vinegar and honey.
Toss it all real good.
Sprinkle crumbled feta over top.
Turn a side dish into a meal:
Add crispy bacon and/or roasted chickpeas to the pile.
14 thoughts on “celery date salad”
Yum! Gotta try this one. Thanks. 🙂
you’re welcome – hope you like it!
Looks and sounds divine! Thanks for sharing. 🙂
you’re welcome – I think it’s a tasty dish 🙂
Mary and Rob would enjoy this on the lawn at Arlington House.
happy to hear it!
Looks great…we stuff the dates with parmesan and celery, but this looks like another good option.. thx
No problem, and yours sounds like a great finger food – perfect for picnics. Thanks for sharing!
Hmmmm… celery and dates, eh? I love my celery apple salad (with dijon mustard vinaigrette), but this also sounds delicious! Might have to try it since I have a nice, leafy green bunch of celery in the fridge.
I will try your celery apple salad next – thanks for writing!
It’s my new fav sweet and sour salad! Thanks!
you’re welcome – going to add green apples to the mix, too!