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Spicy Quick Pickled Celery
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Spicy Pickled Celery Sticks

These spicy pickled celery sticks are simple to make and delicious to snack on or use in your favorite recipe!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword cactus, pickled, nopales, cactus pads, pickling, canning, celery, spicy
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Cooling time: 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 52kcal
Author Sheryl


  • 2 C white vinegar
  • 1/3 C sugar
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 3 ea garlic cloves smahed
  • 1 Tbsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp red chili flakes
  • 1 Tbsp black peppercorns
  • 8 ea celery stalks peeled and cut into pieces


  • Bring the vinegar, sugar and salt to a boil in a small saucepan until the sugar and salt are dissolved.
  • Add the mustard seed, chili flakes and peppercorns and simmer an additional 5-7 minutes.
  • Cut the celery stalks into 4-5" pieces and pack into the jar along with the garlic.
  • Pour the vinegar brine over the contents of the jar, make sure all of the pieces are submerged in the brine. Cover the jar and allow to cool completely before refrigerating.
  • As the spicy celery stalks cool, you may have to shake the jar to distribute the spices and brine.


Calories: 52kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 879mg | Potassium: 27mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 81IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg