Celery Root Recipes
Celery Root Basics
In Season: Celery root, also called celeriac, is harvested in the late fall. This ugly duckling has a distinct, refreshing flavor reminiscent of a cross between celery and parsley. The green stalks that sprout from the root aren't for snacking -- they're more pungent and not as crisp as regular celery -- but are wonderful simmered in soup or stock. Celery root stores well at cool temperatures, so it's available throughout the winter. Some markets carry it year-round.
What to Look For: Celery root is roughly globe-shaped, with a knobby, uneven surface. The outside is a mottled brown color and the interior is creamy white. Choose firm celery root that feels heavy for its size, and avoid any that have soft spots.
How to Store: Wrap celery root loosely and store in the produce drawer of the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
Celery root mingles with Yukon golds, sweet potatoes, and apples for a colorful side dish, just the thing for a cozy brunch on a chilly fall day.
Heartier than the chilled version, this borscht makes for a satisfying dish, thanks to an addition of short ribs, celery root, and carrots along with the usual beets and cabbage.
Roast Beef and Celery Root with Watercress Salad
Roast celery root and New potatoes alongside a top round roast for a simple and hearty one-pan supper.
Roasted Chicken with Celery Root and Onion
A pinch of red pepper flakes livens up wedges of mellow celery root. Roasting the vegetables along with the chicken means they cook in the drippings -- no oil required.
The familiar pairing of creamy mashed potatoes and succulent lamb gets an unexpected hint of sweet sharpness from its supporting cast of stewed celery root and parsnips.
Root-Vegetable Soup with Orange, Ginger, and Tarragon
A cup of fresh orange juice unifies the flavors in this soup made from pureed celery root, parsnips, and rutabagas. The bright garnish is a combination of navel and red-fleshed Cara Cara oranges.
Lacquered Short Ribs with Celery-Root Puree and Celery-Pear Salad
There is perhaps no purer beef flavor than that of a short rib. This version's balance of heat, spice, and sweet is tempered by a tart salad of celery and pear and a creamy celery-root puree.
Shaved Celery Root Salad
Use a vegetable peeler to create crisp ribbons of celery root that form the basis of this unique autumn salad.
French Lentils with Caramelized Celery Root and Parsley
Earthy textures make this salad as interesting to look at as it is to eat. Once caramelized, celery root's citrusy, licorice-like flavor shines.
Celery Root and Apple Remoulade
This updated version of a time-honored French recipe adds tart Granny Smith apples and crunchy toasted walnuts into the mix.
Leek-Celery Root Stuffing
Celery is standard issue in most stuffing recipes. Shake things up a little by introducing the more subtle, earthy flavor of celery root instead.
Celery Root and Apple Slaw
Celery Root and Potato Puree
Celery root brings the fresh flavor of celery without the stringiness to this puree. Serve with any meal as a unique side dish in place of the standard mashed potatoes.
Potato and Celery Root Rosti
A potato rosti, started on the stove and finished in the oven, stands in for high-maintenance fried latkes; celery root imparts a bright flavor. Serve wedges with sour cream.
Celery Root and Ginger Gold Apple Soup
This simple pureed soup is made from celery root, potatoes, and Ginger Gold apples. Serve as a flavorful beginning to a festive fall meal.
A light, low-fat buttermilk dressing replaces the traditional mayonnaise-rich sauce in a fresh new version of the classic celery remoulade. A mandoline comes in handy to slice the celery root into thin ribbons.
Celeriac and Apple Mash
Celery root, also called celeriac, is mashed with potatoes and apples in this creamy puree. Blue cheese adds a palate-tingling counterpoint to the dish.