Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup and Other Celery Seed Recipes

Celery seed has been around for many years and different cultures use this delicious seasoning in a variety of ways. If you want to know how to use celery seed or you have bought some on a whim, you will be pleased to know that there are many uses for celery seed, such as homemade chicken noodle soup or even crockpot chicken noodle soup which will slowly cook while you are at work and be ready the minute you get home.

What is Celery Seed?

Celery seed is found in the Apium graveolons, rather than the vegetable celery; they are easily confused with other small light-brown seeds when you are just looking at them, but one sniff will tell you what you are dealing with. You will find that they smell just like celery and if you put it into your cooking, you will find that it imparts a celery flavor as well; despite not having, the celery stalks in the dish itself.

What is celery seed good for?

You can use these seeds to flavor soups and salad dressings as well as in pickling. Chicken noodle soup has a real kick if you add some celery seed. If you suffer from bronchitis, gout, arthritis, and various other inflammations, celery seed is a scientifically proven homeopathic remedy.

There is a high concentration of phtalides in celery seeds, which means they have scientifically proven qualities as a muscle relaxant and sedative. Celery seeds also have an antioxidant effect, which helps the body to fight dangerous free radicals.

How to Make a Great Celery Seed Dressing

As well as being an excellent ingredient in homemade chicken noodle soup, celery seeds are found in many types of salad dressing. You can make your own by combining a teaspoon of salt, a teaspoon of celery seed and a teaspoon of dry mustard. Next, add a teaspoon of onion juice and trickle in a cup of salad oil and a third of a cup of vinegar slowly. The resulting dressing is mild yet tangy and is very tasty on vegetable or fruit salads. You might prefer to add sugar and pepper, depending on your taste.

What foods go well with celery seeds?

Celery should be added when you feel the recipe would suit it. With a bit of experimentation, trial and error you might even be able to come up with some fabulous new recipes. Homemade chicken noodle soup is known for being extra tasty with added celery seed, or crockpot chicken noodle soup if you are at work all day and want to come home to a ready meal. If you normally add celery to a certain recipe, try celery seed instead for a change in texture. Coleslaw and chicken potpie are other recipes, which suit a celery seed flavor.

As you can see, there are plenty of reasons for you to take a look at using celery seed on a regular basis. Grab a small bottle; the shelf life is about three years, after all. Do some experimentation and find out which dishes you will never make again without adding celery seeds to them!

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