If you know me, you know that I adore pickled foods, including this pickled celery recipe. I also absolutely love spicy things (hence I douse my food with tons of salsa) and I love vinegar (hence I ran my own production company).
I mean I love vinegar so much that sometimes I even just drink it straight. I don’t even dilute it by making it into a cocktail (I guess I’m just not that hipster), I just chug it (against my dentist’s advice).
So you can see why I would also LOVE anything pickled. If you are anything like me and even remotely love pickled foods, this pickled celery recipe will change your life (I’m serious). It makes for an amazing addition to salads or a healthy, delicious and snack.
I must warn you though, some people think this delicious snack’s strong smell is offensive so keep that in mind before enjoying it in a small enclosed space (I learned this the hard way). So let’s talk Pickled Celery!
So I’ve already raved about this pickled celery recipe above, but seriously, pickled celery will change your life. There is just something so satisfying about crunch on celery sticks that have the pickled taste you know and love from cucumbers.
Pickled celery is good on it’s own as a snack but it’s even more delicious in things like egg salad, coleslaw, tuna salad, pasta salad, and more. Basically, it’s a great way to add flavor to any fresh dish!
You read that right, this is a quick pickle recipe that requires no boiling or cooking of any ingredients. This is essential because by keeping this recipe raw, we preserve the probiotics in the raw apple cider vinegar.
Probiotics are the good bacteria that live in our bodies, but eating them, we can support our microbiome and stay healthy. Not only that but they help pre-digest food, making them more tolerable. Learn more about probiotics and celiac disease here.
This Pickled Celery Recipe is one of my favorites because it turns what could be a boring snack into a new treat. PLUS, aside from chopping the celery into snacking sticks, all you do is dump the ingredients into a jar or bag and wait – which is my kind of ADHD-friendly recipe.
So like I outlined above, you literally just chop the celery into sticks, place them in a container. Add minced garlic, salt, and vinegar and let it sit in the fridge for atleast ~2-3 hours. After, remove the celery from the vinegar mixture (you can reuse it for other quick pickling of veggies) and enjoy your celery through out the week.
Which brings me to how long does pickled celery last in the fridge? Out of the vinegar mixture, I’d say no longer than a week. In the vinegar, it should hold for quite a while. Use your own judgement as a guide though. Don’t eat anything that looks obviously unsafe.
Like this quick pickle recipe? I show you how to pickle other vegetables with just vinegar. Here are some other recipes: