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Sticks 'n' Stones Salad Recipe

Sticks 'n' Stones Salad Recipe

"Sticks" of celery and carrots tossed with water chestnuts ("stones") are nicely coated in a dill and Dijon mustard dressing in this recipe from Nancy Zicker of Port Orange, Florida. She says, "This salad is a big hit with our children - it's a great way to get them to eat their vegetables. Not only do they love the taste, but they also love the name of the recipe!"
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 5 celery ribs, julienned
  • 2 large carrots, julienned
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dill weed


  • 1. Place celery and carrots in a saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Cook, uncovered, for 3-4 minutes; drain and rinse with cold water. Drain thoroughly.
  • 2. Transfer to a large bowl; add the water chestnuts. In a small bowl, whisk the oil, vinegar, sugar, mustard, salt and dill. Pour over vegetables and toss to coat. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One serving (3/4 cup) equals 121 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 396 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 vegetable, 1 fat.