Stir-Fried Celery with Peanuts


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.

Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
6 servings, about 1/2 cup each


  • 2 strips (2-by-1/2-inch) orange zest

  • cup fresh orange juice

  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium tamari or soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil or canola oil

  • 4 cups diagonally sliced celery (large outer stalks)

  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh ginger

  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped

  • ¾ cup halved and slivered red onion

  • ¼ cup chopped lightly salted dry-roasted peanuts


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

  2. 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 (per serving)

117 Calories
8g Fat
10g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 117
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 6g
Added Sugars 3g 6%
Protein 3g 5%
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Vitamin A 331IU 7%
Vitamin C 11mg 12%
Folate 37mcg 9%
Sodium 258mg 11%
Calcium 38mg 3%
Iron 0mg 2%
Magnesium 23mg 6%
Potassium 277mg 6%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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