If you find yourself without celery seeds or need a substitute due to personal preferences or dietary restrictions, there are several alternatives you can consider.
Celery seeds have a slightly bitter and earthy flavor, so you’ll want to choose a replacement that complements your dish.
1. Celery Salt
If you have celery salt, it can be a suitable substitute. Keep in mind that celery salt contains salt, so you may need to adjust the salt content in your recipe accordingly.
2. Fresh Celery
Chopped fresh celery or celery leaves can be used as a substitute, especially in recipes where the texture won’t be affected. The flavor may be milder than celery seeds, so you might need to use a bit more.
3. Dill Seeds
Dill seeds have a somewhat similar flavor profile to celery seeds and can work well as a substitute in certain recipes, such as pickling or seasoning.
4. Caraway Seeds
Caraway seeds have a distinct flavor but can be used as a substitute in recipes where their taste complements the dish.
5. Cumin Seeds
Cumin seeds have a warm and slightly nutty flavor, which can be a unique but compatible substitute for celery seeds in some dishes.
6. Fennel Seeds
Fennel seeds have a mild licorice flavor and can be used as a substitute in dishes where their taste won’t overpower the other ingredients.
7. Coriander Seeds
Coriander seeds have a citrusy and slightly sweet flavor, making them a possible substitute, especially in dishes where their taste complements the overall flavor profile.
If you successfully use any of these celery seed substitutes in a recipe, comment down below and let us know how it turned out!