If you’re looking to add a healthy and versatile ingredient to your vegetarian cooking, look no further than celery! This often-overlooked veggie is not only low in calories but also packed with nutrients like fiber, folate, and vitamins A and K. Here are some delicious ways to incorporate celery into your meals.

Why You’ll Love These Recipes:

  • They’re easy to make and perfect for busy weeknights.
  • They’re packed with fresh veggies that will leave you feeling satisfied and nourished.
  • The recipes feature different cuisines so there’s something for everyone.

Ingredient List:

  • Celery
  • Carrots
  • Broccoli
  • Mushrooms
  • Soy sauce/tamari (use gluten-free if needed)
  • Vegetable broth/stock
    (Use organic where possible)
    Here’s how to use these ingredients:

Vegan Cream of Mushroom Soup Recipe


For the soup:
– 2 cloves garlic minced
(you may substitute with ginger or green onion)
1 (+/-) tablespoon sesame oil (use vegetable oil for allergy considerations)
4 cups chopped mushrooms any variety
3 cups of vegetable broth/stock 
1 can full-fat coconut milk 

For serving: 
8 oz whole grain rice noodles cooked according package instructions 
2 stalks of celery julienned thinly 
½ cup grated carrots 

Optional toppings/fillings: 
Bean sprouts, chopped cabbage, edamame beans and/or additional roasted mushrooms slices

How To Make This Recipe:

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Heat 1 tbsp sesame oil on medium-high heat in a large pot or dutch oven. Add minced garlic {you could alternatively use shallots or ginger} when the oil becomes fragrant{around 30 seconds}.
    2.Sauté until garlic has turned golden brown.
  2. Add the chopped mushrooms and sauté until they have released their moisture and are softened {around 10 minutes}.
    4.Pour in about three cups of vegetable broth/stock, cover with a lid, and let simmer for an additional 20 , or until the celery is tender.
    5.Stir in one can full-fat coconut milk to give it a creamy and rich texture. 
    6..Remove from heat, portion cooked rice noodles into bowls to serve
  3. Top each bowl with the soup mixture followed by julienned celery, grated carrots or any veggie toppings you might want.

Cooking Time & Temperature Guidelines:

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 30-40 minutes
  • Total time: approximately 50 minutes

My Pro-tips:

  1. Choose fresh ingredients where possible
  2. If you tend to find soups quite salty adjust salt content accordingly; increase water if needed.
    3.Soups/dishes like this may store well over several days throughout the week (in air tight containers) but bear in mind that some soy sauce/tamari sauces might produce more sodium as they sit thus making your meal taste saltier than intended initially.

Seasoning Options:

Feel free to experiment with different herbs and spices such as ginger for added punchiness or even miso paste should your preference be on the savory side.

Recipe Tips:

To make Vegan Potstickers stuffed with celery:
You will need dumpling wrappers […]
– Mix together – thinly sliced celery + grated small sized carrot + finely minced garlic/scallion/green onions/spring onions+ sesame oil (just enough fry/cook everything).
– Drop some filling on wrapper seal edges while shaping them whichever way desired.
Voila! You now have vegan potstickers stuffed with nutritious veggies – satisfies every time!

Recommended Tools to Make this Recipe:

1.Large pot or dutch oven
2.Sharp knife for slicing vegetables

To Sum Up:

This vegan cream of mushroom soup, packed with celery and other veggies, is a warm and comforting bowl that’s perfect for colder days. The addition of coconut milk makes it creamy and satisfying while keeping the dish completely plant-based. For added nutrition, feel free to add in more veggies of your choice. This recipe is easy to make and stores well throughout the week so you can enjoy a nutritious bowl whenever you need quick nourishment!


Q: Why is celery a good ingredient to include in vegetarian recipes?
A: Celery is a versatile and nutritious vegetable that can add flavor and texture to vegetarian dishes. It is low in calories but high in fiber, vitamins, and minerals like potassium, vitamin C, and folate. Additionally, its mild taste makes it easy to pair with other ingredients.

Q: What are some creative ways to use celery in vegetarian cooking?
A: There are many ways to use celery creatively in vegetarian cooking! Here are some ideas:

Stuffed celery sticks filled with hummus or nut butter
Blended into soups or stews for added flavor
Chopped finely and mixed into salads for crunch
Sautéed as a base for sauces or stir-fries

Juiced as a refreshing beverage

Q: Can I substitute celery if I don’t have it on hand?
A: Yes! If you don’t have any celery on hand, there are several substitutes you can use depending on the recipe’s purpose. For instance:

Fennel bulb can replace the crunchy texture of celery but has a licorice-like flavor.
Bok choy stalks can also work well for adding crunch.
Asparagus spears can be another alternative option that adds fiber.
However, keep note that the flavors won’t be exactly the same because each produce offers individual characteristics.

These frequently asked questions provide helpful information about the benefits of including celery in your vegetarian recipes, creative ideas for using this veggie in unique ways while highlighting alternative options when required by certain limitations such as availability issues or food allergies/intolerance concerns