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Baked celery with walnuts and cream

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Baked celery with walnuts and cream

Main Serves 4 55 min
This easy celery gratin recipe is creamy but light with a crunchy finish from the walnuts and breadcrumbs. It can be served as an accompaniment – it's good with chicken and fish – but it also make a good weeknight main with a pile of fragrant brown rice.


  • 1 head celery, washed and chopped into pieces
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp ground coriander
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed or finely chopped
  • 1 small onion, peeled and finely sliced
  • 60g walnuts, halved or chopped into pieces
  • 150ml single cream
  • 150ml veg stock
  • 75g breadcrumbs
  • 30g Parmesan or vegetarian alternative


Prep time: 15 min
Cooking time: 40 min
  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 200°C/Gas 6.
  • Step 2

    Place the celery in a lightly buttered baking dish. Sprinkle over the spices and mix in the onions and nuts.
  • Step 3

    In a bowl, combine the cream and stock. Pour over the celery mixture.
  • Step 4

    Top with the breadcrumbs and sprinkle over the Parmesan. Bake for 30-40 minutes, until the celery is tender and the top is crisp.

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