Celery Salad w/ Walnuts & Parmesan

serves 4

recipe slightly adapted from Cook this Now by Melissa Clark

  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 8 large celery stalks with leaves, thinly sliced
  • 2 ounces good Parmesan cheese, shaved

Preheat oven to 350F. Spread walnuts in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Toast, tossing once halfway through, until the nuts are golden, 7-10 minutes. Cool and coarsely chop.

In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, salt and pepper; whisk in the oil. Combine the walnuts, celery and leaves, and cheese in a large salad bowl. Add the vinaigrette and toss until gently combined.