Celery Salad with Dates and Parmesan

a bowl with celery, parmesan, dates and nuts
celery salad with dates and parmesan photo by jonathan gayman

Put this satisfying and simple salad on your weeknight table. It’s a
great textural complement to heavier fare, comes together in minutes and
holds up for leftovers – if there are any.


10 to 12 stalks celery, sliced on a diagonal and leaves removed and chopped
8 pitted dates, chopped
⅓ cup toasted almonds - coarsely chopped
¼ cup lemon juice
½ cup olive oil
½ teaspoon Aleppo pepper* or ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
½ cup shaved Parmesan cheese


• In a large serving bowl, toss the celery, celery leaves, dates and almonds together and set aside. 

In a separate bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice and

Aleppo pepper. Drizzle half the dressing over the salad and toss to

coat. Add the Parmesan and additional dressing to taste.


pepper is available at many international food stores and at Penzey's

in Maplewood. It has a slightly fruity note and half the heat of red

pepper flakes.

Tags : Parmesan , Dates , Almonds , Celery