I recently had brunch at Estela and had the simplest yet most delicious salad.  Comprised of only celery, golden raisins and pistachios, the combo was totally unassuming.  It was so light, refreshing and fresh.

Lucky for me (and for you) it’s so easy to recreate at home.  Topped with a poached egg for brunch or something a little heartier like scallops (pictured here) for dinner, it’s easy, fast, clean eats.


Celery Salad  

3 stalks celery chopped in ½ inch slices

1/3 cup golden raisins

¼ salted, chopped pistachios

3 mint leaves chopped chiffonade (little ribbons)

1 tbsp olive oil

½ tbsp balsamic vinegar

salt and pepper to taste


  1. After chopping celery, pistachios and mint, combine all ingredients.
  2. Top with salt, pepper, olive oil and balsamic vinegar