Some people find the taste of celery unappealing, which is a shame as celery has many beneficial nutritional properties. It is rich in minerals which help to strengthen bones, joints and muscles. Celery helps to restore mineral balance and alkalises the body.
When fresh celery is prepared as a salsa, most people don’t mind its taste. Eat on its own or combine with cooked sprouts or even meat/fish.
3 stalks of fresh celery
1 small red onion
½ cup basil leaves
½ clove garlic (optional)
½ inch cube of fresh ginger (optional)
Juice of ½ a lime
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1-2 tbsp Virgin Olive oil
Small glass jar with a lid
Salt and pepper to taste (optional)
- In a small glass jar, combine olive oil with apple cider vinegar and fresh lime juice to make a dressing for the salsa
- Grate the ginger and garlic and add to the dressing.
- Screw lid back onto the jar and shake dressing
- Finely chop celery, red onion, cucumber and basil.
- Mix chopped vegetables together to make the salsa
- Pour dressing over the salsa
- Taste, if the salsa needs it, add a little unprocessed salt and freshly ground black pepper (optional)
- Serve immediately or add dressing just before serving
- Use your favourite herbs like mint, parsley, coriander etc.
- Fresh lemon juice may be used instead of lime juice
- Garlic and ginger may be omitted but they provide an interesting flavour and heat to the salsa. Ginger has a warming, stimulating effect and garlic has anti-fungal properties
- For a further kick add chopped green chilli or red pepper flakes