As a tribute to the Second City, we crafted this premium version of the celery salt found on Chicago-style hot dogs. Our interpretation is inspired by the condiments of this classic dog, but than spiced up a bit with premium organic ingredients, including mustard seed and jalapeno. Try on the rim of a bloody mary, with deviled eggs, or in clam chowder.
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- Chicago-style hot dog
- Tuna salad
- Egg salad on toasted brioche with a thick slice of iceberg lettuce
- Lightly-seared eggplant
- Tomato and corn salad
- White clam chowder
- Blanched spinach
- Venison stew
- Sprinkled on chicken noodle soup
- Minestrone or any bean-based soup
- Penne pasta salad
- In a Blood Mary, and also along the rim of the glass
- Deviled eggs
- Sautéed green beans
- Spinach dip
- Tuna noodle casserole
- Grilled swordfish
- Popcorn (mix into melted butter and spread on unsalted popcorn)
Chicagoans are serious about good food, with some of the finest culinary talent in the world calling Chicago home. One food Chicago is particularly well known for is its famous hot dogs. A true Chicago hot dog must comply with incredibly stringent standards that include: yellow mustard, finely diced white onions, day-glow green relish (referred to at Wrigley Field as “Nuclear Relish”), pickled ‘sport’ peppers or a crisp dill pickle spear, and tomato wedges or chunky slices.
We start with Murray River and premium unrefined kosher salts. We add organic micro-grain, whole mustard seed from the Brown Indian mustard plant for a nutty-crunch, and organic dried flakes of mild jalapeno for restrained heat. Premium-grade celery seeds add an unexpected, bright tangy flavor as well as a pleasant textural component to our unique blend. Finally, for further zest and depth, we mix in organic dried garlic and shallot. Together, these flavors unite in an aromatic and piquant salt blend worthy of being named after the city for which we pay culinary homage. Windy City Celery captures all the tantalizing flavors of a Chicago classic in one jar and further ups the ante with the use of premium ingredients.
The best part of Windy City Celery salt is that it is so versatile. Sure, it makes a heck of a Chicago hot dog, but also use it to enhance any dish that starts with celery or mirepoix as a base: hearty chili, clam chowder or lentil soup. Dust over deviled eggs for a delightful, flavorful finish. Salt the rim of your Bloody Mary glass, or sprinkle over scrambled eggs to spice up your brunch. This is one of our easiest blended salts to use, so have fun and experiment!
Murray River salt, kosher flake salt, celery seed, organic mustard seed, organic jalapeno, organic garlic and organic shallot.
Best Celery Spice (It's not a salt!)
Posted by Eli on June 13, 2012
Loved using this on Tuna Salad, Vegetable Soup and Pasta Salad. Smells and tastes great. Will buy again.
Posted by Debra Clark on December 27, 2011
This salt is fabulous. I originally bought three flavors and out of those three Windy-City Celery is the one that I want more of.
A must try!!!!
Posted by Deanna on November 19, 2010
This salt is outstanding - the flavors blend together perfectly! Great on all kinds of things but takes a delicious homemade potato salad to another level...YUM!
Posted by Brad - Ohio on February 9, 2010
Believe it or not but this is really good on a plain old peanut butter sandwich.
Posted by Aric S. on August 31, 2009
Wow, seriously this salt is da bomb. I use it for everything I eat. It has spice and salt and a touch of heat. Awesome.
turn ordinary potato salad into memorable
Posted by Dr C on July 23, 2009
Sprinkled Windy-City Celery on store-bought potato salad. Made the flavor most memorable.
Posted by Unknown on July 14, 2009
I am amazed by the flavor of this blend. It really captures the fresh, crispness of celery! I will go through this one quickly. You should DEFINITELY try this one.
Simple to use and tastes awesome
Posted by Rick P. on July 14, 2009
Not sure why this didn't get 5 stars from the previous reviewer, since this salt really deserves the highest points for taste and ease of use. I got the salt a couple days ago, and I use it with every food, including bringing it to lunch at my work. If I could give this 6 stars I would!
Great salt that is easy to use on everything!
Posted by Gary on July 10, 2009
This is one of the first blended salts I ever used and I have enjoyed it a lot. Works well on tons of foods and has a great flavor. Highly recommend.