dirty martini spread stuffed celery

“Dirty Martini” Spread Stuffed Celery

dirty martini spread stuffed celery

"Dirty Martini" Spread Stuffed Celery

All of the elements of a good dirty martini-minus the booze--stuffed in celery.
Prep Time 3 minutes
refrigeration time 1 hour
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 18


the spread:

  • 8 oz cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 4 oz soft blue cheese I used Saint Agur Blue
  • 1/4 cup minced green olives with pimentos
  • 1 shallot minced
  • dash Worcestershire sauce
  • freshly ground black pepper

to stuff:

  • 1 lb celery cut into 4-inch pieces


  • Mix all spread ingredients together (I like using my mixer). Scrape into a container and refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.
  • Fill the celery ribs with the mix. Serve immediately.


The mixture keeps up to 4 days in the fridge, ready to stuff your celery at a whim. 
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Can an appetizer be easier? I think not. I was at Aldi as I am wont to do and came across a tub of “dirty martini” spread. I glanced at the ingredients and being me, brought the ingredients instead of just buying the tub. I think homemade always tastes fresher, even with a recipe as simple as this. It came together in minutes and was just so good! We had it as our “vegetable” for Christmas dinner alongside some ritzy crabcakes after a lunch of lasagna with my dad. Why not? I think it would be fun at a party but we are still in a pandemic so I just smeared it in celery until we ran out of both. It really is satisfying. I had a little bit on homemade sourdough focaccia bread and can also recommend that. Use good blue cheese and you will thank me. I used Saint Agur Blue I bought at Costco. Blue cheese and celery is a classic for a reason–the crisp greenness really cuts through the richness of the cheese. 

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