Celery with Apricot Blue Cheese Spread

Celery with Apricot Blue Cheese Spread
Source: https://www.myplate.gov/recipes/myplate-cnpp/celery-apricot-blue-cheese-spread


2 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese
3 tablespoons fat-free cream cheese
1/2 cup fat-free yogurt (plain)
4 dried apricots
4 dried figs or dates
1/4 cup pecans
8 stalks celery


  1. Chop dried fruit and pecans.
  2. Mix blue cheese, cream cheese, and yogurt with a fork or hand mixer until smooth.
  3. Stir in chopped, dried fruit and pecans. Refrigerate spread until ready for use.
  4. Slice celery stalks into 3-4 inch sticks.
  5. Fill celery pieces with spread.


Tips on how to select, store, and serve celery:

  • Choose straight, rigid celery stalks with fresh leaves. Avoid pithy, woody, or limp stalks
  • Refrigerate in a plastic bag for a week or more.
  • Add chopped celery stalks and celery leaves to your soups, stews, and casseroles for extra nutrition, flavor, and crunch.
  • Add diced celery to your favorite tuna, chicken, egg, or vegetable salad recipe for extra texture.
  • Cut-up celery for a flavorful addition to healthy stir-fry dishes.

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