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Celery-Cured Bacon

Celery-Cured Bacon


  • 2 tablespoons peeled garlic
  • 1/4 bunch fresh thyme, leaves removed
  • 6 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons juniper berries
  • 1 tablespoon black peppercorns
  • 1/3 cup fresh celery juice (run organic celery stalks and leaves through a juicer)
  • 5 pounds pork belly


  1. In a blender, food processor, or Vitamix, combine garlic, thyme leaves, salt, sugar, juniper berries, peppercorns, and celery juice and blend.
  2. Rub paste onto pork belly, wrap it up in saran wrap, and store in refrigerator for a week. Rinse off cure, you now have bacon that can be used in many ways.


  • Recipe provided by Ellary's Greens


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