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Apio Palta Celery Avocado Salad

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One of the most popular and traditional salads, always providing the crispness that so many main dishes need. Apio Palta is perfect.

Apio Palta Celery Avocado Salad

One popular salad in Chile with celery and avocado is called “Ensalada Apio Palta” or Chilean Celery Avocado Salad. This salad is a refreshing and straightforward preparation combining celery’s crispness and creamy avocado.

In Chile, you can buy the celery already chopped and ready in a bag with the radishes included. Or start from scratch.

You can also add black olives or toasted walnuts. It adds a lot of flavor.

Apio Palta benefits from being dressed half an hour before serving. And I don’t recommend skipping the step of leaving the celery in ice water. It’s much crunchier.

For me, avocado celery is essential if you eat charquicán or carbonada and, of course, in barbecues.


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Ensalada Apio Palta Celery Avocado Salad

Apio Palta Celery Avocado Salad

A great addition to any lunch.

  • Total Time:
    45 minutes

  • Yield:
    6 1x





  1. Wash and trim the celery stalks. Remove any tough or fibrous strings. Cut into sticks about 1″ long. Leave some leaves and some smaller cubes, and some longer ones.
    Chopped celery.
  2. Slice the radishes into thin slices.
  3. Place the celery and radishes in a large bowl, cover with fresh water, and add ice. Rest for 2 hours.
    Celery and radishes in ice bath.
  4. Cut the avocados into cubes of 1/2″ or so.
  5. Drain the celery and radishes and return to the bowl; add the avocado.
    Bowl with celery, radishes and avocado.
  6. Season with the lemon juice; start with the juice of one lemon, oil, and salt.
  7. Mix well and adjust the seasoning. Add the nuts or olives when serving.
  • Author: Pilar Hernandez
  • Prep Time: 45 minutes
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Raw
  • Cuisine: Chilean

Keywords: Chilean Apio Palta, Celery Avocado salad

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