Celery Seed Dressing is my favorite homemade dressing. It’s not a southern staple but I have found many variations of the recipe from cookbooks where my grandma lived in Ohio. She actually lived somewhat near a celery swamp in Hartville Ohio. They call them muck farms and the soil is black and moist. Celery is 90% water so it makes sense that it requires a lot of water to grow.
I have a celery vase that is a bit glamorous. Celery vases were all the rage in Victorian times. Celery has gone in and out of culinary fashion over the years. I can’t imagine buying something so fancy for my celery now.
If you like a sweet dressing, this is a good one. I’m sure you could alter the amount of sugar in it, but I like it just as it is written.
Celery Seed Dressing
1/2 medium onion, chopped (I used Vidalia)
1/4 cup vinegar (I used rice vinegar)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon celery seed
2/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons prepared yellow mustard
1 cup vegetable oil
Place all ingredients in a blender, and blend on high until smooth and sugar is dissolved. Store in refrigerator.
Super easy and delicious!