"Celery is a vegetable people either love or hate, and we try to get people to love all their vegetables," says chef Amanda Cohen of New York City's Dirt Candy. She sets off celery's bitterness and crunch with meaty oyster mushrooms and grapes that have been grilled until almost bursting. More Vegetable Dishes
The dressing and pesto can be refrigerated separately for up to 2 days.
Kölsch, a very light German style of beer, is steely and floral; it's a nice match for this multi-flavored salad. Try the Saint Arnold Fancy Lawnmower Kölsch from Texas. Or pour a light-bodied white wine, such as a Soave.
Pairing Note Not all wines and beers are vegan (that is, made without using products such as gelatin). For details, contact the producers directly.