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Pickled celery with chilli, coriander and peppercorns

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  • Vegetarian
  • Serves4, makes 1 x 400mL jar
  • Prep time10 minutes, plus cooling and pickling time


  • 4 celery sticks, trimmed, thinly sliced lengthwise
  • ½ cup (125ml) white wine vinegar
  • ½ cup (125ml) water
  • ¼ cup (55g) caster sugar
  • ½ tsp coriander seeds, bruised
  • ¼ tsp black peppercorns, bruised
  • ¼ tsp chilli flakes

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  1. Step 1

    Place celery in a heatproof bowl.

  2. Step 2

    Place all ingredients, except celery, in a small saucepan over low heat and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, until sugar dissolves.

  3. Step 3

    Pour mixture over celery. Set aside for 1 hour to cool and pickle. Drain to serve.

Pickled celery recipe

Can you pickle celery? Yes! And it is fast and simple. While you might be familiar with popular pickled cucumbers, onions or a mixture of vegetables in mustard pickles, pickled celery is a less common but equally delicious recipe. 

Pickling is a process that preserves fruit or vegetables by immersing them in a solution usually made of vinegar, salt and water, and sometimes sugar and other spices. Pickling extends the life of the produce and adds a whole lot of flavour, leaving you with a great addition to your next cheese platter or sandwich. 

Next time you pick up a whole bunch of celery, and you have plenty to spare, use this recipe for pickled celery.

How to serve pickled celery

Pickled celery works as a tasty addition to a cheese platter. The sweet, tangy crunch gives a beautiful contrast to a sharp cheddar or creamy brie. Pickled celery would also work as a complementary side to your favourite BBE meats or fish. Or add to sandwiches along with your choice of ham, chicken and a boiled egg. 


Now get cooking

Easy to make and with so many tasty ways to devour them, you’ll be hooked on pickling. Check out this recipe for quick pickled cucumbers, pickle your favourite vegetables or enjoy this crunchy pickled vegetable salad.