Celery seed is a small, slightly bitter seed that is commonly used as an ingredient in sauerkraut, pickling, and cold vegetable salads. These tiny seeds add a nice hint of crunch as well as a strong flavor.
Whole celery seed is popularly used in coleslaw and potato salad. It has an earthy, savory taste that brings out the flavors of potatoes, meats, and vegetables.
A small pinch gives new meaning to a mushroom and pepper omelet, a vinaigrette-style potato salad or a cole slaw. Mates marvelously with rye bread, vegetable-flecked crackers, pickled cauliflower or roast beef.