You can cook celery (even though it’s often eaten raw) in many different ways, including boiling and steaming. Whether you boil or steam celery, we have cooking times just for you! Translation in French: céleri branche.

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How do I cook celery?

What to pair celery with?
Celery can be paired with roasted beef, chicken, mushrooms or potatoes. Celery is often used as a base for salads, soups, and stews.

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Preparing celery

To prepare celery: Wash the celery stalks thoroughly to remove any dirt or debris. Trim the ends of the stalks, cut off the leaves, and remove any stringy parts of the celery. Cut the celery stalks into pieces of equal size to ensure even cooking.

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Steamed celery

Cooking celery in a steamer. Steaming celery is a good way to cook it (in a minimal amount of water).
1. Rinse the celery under cold water and cut into 2-inch pieces.
2. Fill a pot with 1 cup of water and place a steamer basket inside.
3. Place the celery in the steamer basket and bring the water to a boil over high heat.
4. Reduce the heat to medium-low and let the celery steam for 5-7 minutes, or until it is tender but still crisp.

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Cook celery in pot

Cooking celery in a pot. Boiled celery can be used in many dishes, such as soups, stews, or casseroles. You can also add it to salads or use it as a base for dips. When boiling celery, it is important to not overcook it, as it can become mushy and lose its flavor.
1. Fill a pot with water and bring it to a boil.
2. Add the celery pieces to the boiling water and let them cook for about 5 to 8 minutes, or until they are tender but still have a bit of crunch.
3. Be careful not to overcook the celery as it can become mushy and lose its flavor.


Celery is a good source of vitamin K and dietary fiber, and it also contains small amounts of other essential vitamins and minerals.

Cooking vegetables is a quick and easy way to add nutrients and flavor to your meals. However, it’s important to cook them correctly. Here are some tips for cooking vegetables 

  1. Cut vegetables evenly so that they cook evenly and at the same rate.
  2. Preheat the oven or pan to help them cook more evenly.
  3. Don’t overcook vegetables or they might lose their nutrients and become mushy or soggy. Pay attention to the recommended cooking times for each type of vegetable 
  4. Adding herbs, spices, and other seasonings can add flavor to your vegetables. 

Happy cooking!