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This was another farmer’s market-inspired combination.  Both of our minds boggled at the most gorgeous celery either one of us had ever seen the other day at a local organic farm’s stand.  It wasn’t the usual anemic light green that we’ve become accustomed to, but rather was a vibrant and deep green that begged to be consumed!  [Check out the color of the celery leaves in the photo above.]  We also picked up a couple large handfuls of some beautiful organic green beans from Pigman’s Farm. 

I’ve always loved serving steamed green beans with a sprinkle of celery seed and it occurred to me that I should combine the actual celery stalk with the green beans in a sauté.  To sweeten the combination I added some pan-seared apple and local figs and then added a squeeze of fresh lemon juice to perk it all up.  This was delicious!


Figgy Green Beans with Celery and Apple


8 figs, quartered

2 cups green beans, cut into inch-long pieces

2 stalks celery, sliced

1 apple, cut into thin slices

Olive oil

Fresh lemon juice

Celery seed

Sea salt


Pan sear the apple slices until slightly caramelized in a drizzle of olive oil.  Transfer to a bowl and set aside.  Add green beans to boiling water and cook for 4 minutes or until just slightly underdone.  While the beans are cooking, add the celery and another small bit of olive oil to the pan and sauté.  After a couple of minutes add in the fig quarters.  When the beans are ready, transfer with a slotted spoon into the pan with the celery and figs.  Return the apple slices and mix well until heated through.  Sprinkle on the celery seeds, salt and add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.  Serve warm.


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