What is a good substitute for celery? Family member has a food allergy to it.

  • Posted by: mothoc
  • September 30, 2010
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anyone
anyone September 30, 2010

From a Mira poix point of view, the italians leave it out and just use carrot and onion. But, don't forget trinity. in the creole/Cajun side of things they call their mira poix trinity and intead of using celery they use bell pepper. Just a thought.

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Ophelia
Ophelia September 30, 2010

Depends on what you're making. If it's being used for flavor I'm not sure there's much you can do about it, maybe a little broad leaf parsley? If it's the texture you might consider cucumber for crunch, or green onion or fennel or chard stems, but all of those will impart different flavors to what you're making, so you'll just have to use your own best judgement when it comes to making a substitution.

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betteirene
betteirene October 1, 2010

Water chestnuts, the stems of Swiss chard or broccoli, or kohlrabi. (Do not substitute celeriac or celery seed.)

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AntoniaJames
AntoniaJames October 1, 2010

Jicama is great for texture in salads where you'd otherwise use celery. It's mild flavor is pleasant and won't seem odd.

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Beth
Beth January 24, 2016

I think I would try bokchoi

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Susan partington
Susan partington January 24, 2016

Maybe Lovage? it is in carrot family, but has celery / parsley smell. If you have trouble finding it, buy a tiny plant and put it in a far corner of the yard, as one plant can get very large.

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