Prep all the ingredients before you begin the celery stir-fry--once the skillet is hot, the dish cooks in minutes. Cut zest from the orange with a vegetable peeler before you juice it.

Marie Simmons
Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2012


Recipe Summary

25 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Cut orange zest into fine slivers. Whisk orange juice, tamari (or soy sauce), honey and cornstarch in a small bowl until blended.

  • Heat a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat until hot enough to sizzle a drop of water. Add oil, celery and the orange zest. Stir-fry until the celery is crisp-tender, but still bright green, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in ginger and garlic. Add the orange juice mixture and onion and stir-fry just until the sauce thickens, about 1 minute. Serve sprinkled with peanuts.


People with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity should use soy sauces that are labeled "gluten-free," as soy sauce may contain wheat or other gluten-containing sweeteners and flavors.

Nutrition Facts

117 calories; protein 2.5g 5% DV; carbohydrates 10.1g 3% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 2g 8% DV; sugars 5.8g; fat 7.8g 12% DV; saturated fat 1.2g 6% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 331.3IU 7% DV; vitamin c 10.6mg 18% DV; folate 37.2mcg 9% DV; calcium 37.9mg 4% DV; iron 0.4mg 2% DV; magnesium 23.4mg 8% DV; potassium 277.4mg 8% DV; sodium 257.6mg 10% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 5% DV; added sugar 3g.

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Rating: 5 stars
I've made this a few times now and it has been popular even with people who aren't fans of raw celery. I usually stir-fry my onions with the celery; the recipe makes it sound like they are added raw at the end. Cooks Illustrated has a pan-fried salmon recipe that includes a glaze made from balsamic vinegar brown sugar honey and orange juice that goes nicely with this. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Save your memory This is a great pic-me-up for the brain. Pros: Low calorie celery and onions for sure Cons: None that I can think of Read More