Did you know that eating celery burns more calories than it contains?
About 75% of a celery stick is actually water; the other 25% is fiber and other roughage.
That’s why it provides you with far fewer calories than it will take for your body to digest the snack.
If you are not a fan of celery (like me), try this Pineapple Celery Salad Recipe!
You’ll be surprised how delicious is this flavor combination.
I got my inspiration from the Brazilian restaurant while on vacation in Mexico. They had this delicious pineapple salad with cilantro, lime, and some kind of a green squash. I couldn’t quite get the name of the squash because I didn’t speak enough Spanish (and they didn’t speak enough English unfortunately) but it was probably something that’s hard to find in US. Long story short, I decided to add celery instead and it turned out pretty good. Let me know what you think in the comment below.
Here is the recipe.
- 2 cups pineapple, chopped
- 1-2 celery stocks, chopped
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp pineapple juice
- 1 tbsp cilantro
- 1 tbsp lime juice
- 1 tsp lime zest
- Pineapple Bowl for serving (optional)
- Mix all the ingredients together. Serve inside the pineapple bowl! (optional).
- For the Pineapple bowl: Cut ⅓ off the side of the pineapple, leaving the top leaves untouched. With a paring knife cut lengthwise along the hard core. Cut across the pineapple, about 1 inch apart and around. Slide the paring knife along the core to form a bowl shape. Scoop out the pineapple chunks with a spoon. You will have some pineapple juice left inside in bowl – safe it for the dressing.
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