This is a great little quick and simple appetizer. Many may ask, why grill celery, well why not? It definitely seems to help the texture, as a lot of people do not like the stringiness of celery and grilling helps to reduce that stringiness. For this recipe, I stuffed it with a mixture of blue cheese and cut the flavor a bit of the blue cheese with some cream cheese.
- 1 bunch of Celery, cleaned and cut into 2 to 3 inch pieces
- 4 ounces Blue Cheese, crumbled
- 4 ounces Cream Cheese, softened
- 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
- 1 teaspoon Coarse Salt
- 1 teaspoon Black Pepper
Prepare the grill for medium-high direct grilling. As the grill is warming up, mix together the cream cheese and blue cheese in a bowl and set to the side. Toss the celery with the olive oil, salt, and pepper.
Place the celery on the grill over direct heat, rotating every minute or 2 and grill until softened, but still firm, still want that crunch.
Remove the celery from the grill and stuff with the blue cheese/cream cheese mixture and server immediately.