Make your own celery salt using leftover celery leaves! Using the microwave to dry them preserves the fresh taste and color. Plus, you can choose your favorite salt and avoid commercial additives. Store in an airtight shaker. Allow to sit for a week or two before using for optimal flavor.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
1 min
additional:
10 mins
total:
16 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 /4 cup celery salt
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Line a microwave-safe plate with a paper towel. Place celery leaves in a single layer and cover with a second paper towel. Microwave leaves, rearranging if needed, in 30-second intervals until dry and crispy. Uncover and cool, about 10 minutes.

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  • Measure out 2 tablespoons of dried leaves and crumble with your fingers. Add to salt and mix well. Briefly pulse in a spice grinder if desired.

Cook's Note:

Substitute sea salt for the kosher salt if desired.

Do not use recycled paper towels, as they may catch on fire!

The celery leaves may be dried until crisp in an oven set at the lowest possible temperature, instead of in a microwave.

Nutrition Facts

1 calories; proteing; carbohydrates 0.2g; fatg; cholesterolmg; sodium 1901.9mg 76% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2016
The is a great way to make use of celery leaves. I did not dry them in the microwave. I washed them well, patted dry and placed on parchment paper on a sheet pan. Pre-heated the oven to 200, placed sheet pan in oven and after 10 minutes turned the oven off and left the light on. A couple of hours later they were thoroughly dry & crisp. Crunch them up on the parchment paper and then use the parchment as a funnel to transfer to the jar. This will make a nice addition to soups and stews. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2016
The is a great way to make use of celery leaves. I did not dry them in the microwave. I washed them well, patted dry and placed on parchment paper on a sheet pan. Pre-heated the oven to 200, placed sheet pan in oven and after 10 minutes turned the oven off and left the light on. A couple of hours later they were thoroughly dry & crisp. Crunch them up on the parchment paper and then use the parchment as a funnel to transfer to the jar. This will make a nice addition to soups and stews. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2016
The taste of this beats any bottled, industrial version around. I used the oven method. Will use this often. Thank you for sharing the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2016
If you open this recipe in the app, you will not see the recommendation to avoid using recycled paper towel. It will catch on fire! PS - fresh lovage leaves can be substituted for the celery leaves. This herb is stronger tasting, so less may be needed. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2018
It was really easy, and I like how you can control how little or much you make at a time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2018
Followed the conventional oven method, five stars! I will use this for the rims when making bloody Marys. Read More
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05/09/2020
Simple and very useful Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2018
I had no idea until tonight you can use celery leaves to make this. Always tossed them in the trash. I ve officially been inspired by this. Works great. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2020
Thanks for the idea! Would have never thought to do this. I added the leaves in with a small jar of existing garlic salt. Love it...and I'm inspired. Read More