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Author Notes: Crisp celery stalks, succulent shrimp, citrus juices, chilies, fresh vegetables and celery seeds all together make a healthy and delicious appetizer good for serving at any pot luck or gathering. The dish can be made one day ahead. —DinnerDiva PGH
- 1 pound celery root, peeled; ½ inch cubed
- 1 bunch celery, bottom removed; rinsed well
- 2 lemons, zested; juiced
- 1 lime, zested; juiced
- 2 ounces fresh orange juice
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 tablespoon celery seeds
- 2 tablespoons salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 2 ounces olive oil
- 1 English cucumber, peeled; ½ inch cubed
- 1 avocado, peeled; small diced
- 1 red bell pepper, seeded; small diced
- 2 medium jalapenos, seeded; finely chopped
- 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
- 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
- 1 pound frozen cooked salad shrimp (70-80 count), thawed
- Bring 2 cups water to a boil in a sauce pan over medium-high heat. Add celery root cubes and cook until semi-soft. Drain water and chill celeriac.
- Slice celery stalks with leafy tops crosswise about ¼ inch thick.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together citrus juices, zests, chili powder, garlic, celery seeds, salt and pepper. Slowly add oil (a few drops at a time) and continue whisking until the mixture is consistent.
- Add all other ingredients to the bowl; mix well. Let salad sit in room temperature for a half hour. Refrigerate for 2 hours before serving.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Celery Recipe