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Celery Sunomono Recipe

celery sunomono

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Celery is not really an ingredient for Japanese cuisine.  It has a strong flavor and may not be able to be used in all Japanese dishes; however, that doesn’t mean we can’t use it at all.

I made Celery into Sunomono Salad, and it tastes great.  Refreshing celery and sweet vinegar go very well together.  A little bit of sesame oil enhances the flavor as a whole.

If you want to know how to make Sunomono in detail, please watch our Sunomono (Cucumber Salad) Video.

Celery Sunomono Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 small servings


  • 4-5 stalks celery
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1-2 tsp sesame seeds


  1. Remove the ribs from the celery. Slice celery as thin as you can, and add to a bowl with 1/4 tsp salt. Let it sit for 5 minutes. Squeeze water out from celery.
  2. In a different bowl, whisk rice vinegar, sugar, salt and sesame oil together well until the sugar dissolves.
  3. Add vinegar mixture and sesame seeds to prepared celery and mix well. Chill for 30 minutes.

celery sunomono


celery sunomono

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  • Anita
    September 24, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    Hello Noriko.
    I have just discovered your website and I think its fantastic. It is very easy to read and its always nice to see pictures of the dishes. I will learn a lot.
    You and Yuko have done a really good job of describing some really yummy dishes and I look forward to trying as many as I can. I love Japanese food.
    Thamk you 🙂

    • Noriko
      September 25, 2014 at 3:47 pm

      thanks! We have a new recipe every week and come back soon!