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Celery Salt

Rated as 4.86 out of 5 Stars

"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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16 m servings < 1
Original recipe yields 12 servings (1 /4 cup celery salt)


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  1. 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.
  2. 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

Per Serving: < 1 calorie; 0 0.2 0 0 1902 Full nutrition

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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, ...

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!

It was really easy, and I like how you can control how little or much you make at a time.

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 lea...

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.

Followed the conventional oven method, five stars! I will use this for the rims when making bloody Marys.