Entertain this season with flavorful Mediterranean Stuffed Celery Sticks. The perfect after-school snack or snack for the next sporting event to watch!
Hello, snack season! Whether you are watching baseball or football or making snacks for the kids after-school you might feel like you are on snack overload. I’m sharing my healthy and easy snack that both children and adults will love. My kids and myself love to eat celery and I find myself always reaching for pre-cut celery for a quick snack.
Most of the times, I’m stuffing celery with the classics like peanut butter or cream cheese. Most recently, I’ve started branching out and stuffing with soft cheese and hummus. This is how I created my recipe for Mediterranean Stuffed Celery Sticks. What I like best about this recipe is these stuffed celery sticks are gluten free and peanut free. They are cow’s milk – dairy free, but if you can’t do any dairy at all you can always omit the feta cheese.
I like to place ¼ cup of hummus in a ziplock bag. Then cut a tiny corner of the bag and pipe the hummus in the celery sticks. I also use this same method when stuffing celery sticks with soft cheeses like Boursin and whipped cream cheese. You can always use the traditional method too–slathering on the hummus with a knife or even a spoon. I find that the piping method is a little less messy. After all, we eat with our eyes first.
First you’ll want to grab a package of pre-cut celery sticks. Then, pipe the hummus into the celery sticks. Next, chop your veggies–I like to chop the tomatoes and cucumbers very small making it easy to bite with little mess. I buy pre-cut kalamata olives and place a few on top. Lastly, sprinkle with feta cheese. You can prepare these a few hours ahead of time and bring them out when guest arrive to watch a sporting event. Or even once the kids come home from school. Just prepare, wrap with plastic wrap and store in the fridge until ready to serve.
While celery is naturally low in calories, it is also packed with antioxidants and it’s a great way to get your favorite snack dips with great nutrition. Celery is an excellent source of Vitamin K and a VERY good source of folate, potassium, and dietary fiber.
You can add peanut butter, hummus, cream cheese, or any soft spreadable cheese.
Tips & Tricks
Here are a few of my favorite tips and tricks when making stuffed celery.
- Celery – I love to use pre-cut celery it makes the prep time that much quicker.
- Toppings – You can pre-chop the cucumbers and tomatoes up to a day prior.
If you are looking for more snack recipes here are a few more of my favorites.
- Kid Friendly Snack Mix
- Pizza Toast
- Brown Bag Microwave Popcorn
- Lucky Charms Cereal Treats
- Popcorn Snack Board
Craving more hummus? Try these…
If you make this recipe, I would be honored and love for you to take the time to leave a star rating and comment! I spend hours developing and testing these recipes, and always love to hear feedback and user experience!
Mediterranean Stuffed Celery Sticks
- Cutting Board
- 12 Pre-Cut Celery Sticks
- ½ cup Hummus
- 1 plum tomato diced
- ¼ cup cucumber diced
- ⅓ cup kalamata olives
- 3 tablespoons feta cheese
- Sprinkle the diced tomatoes, cucumber and kalamata olives on top of each celery stick. Sprinkle the feta on top, enjoy immediately or refrigerate and serve when guest arrive.
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