Celeriac (Celery Root) Apple And Carrot Salad is a beautiful winter recipe that provides vitamins and freshness to your diet. Optional add chicken or turkey to it.
Many of you probably made this salad before or at least knew about it. This is a recipe I know for many years. I grew up with it every winter, as my mom used to make it all the time.
It was called Waldorf Salad, but doing some research, I found out that Americans make this salad a little bit different.
What kind of ingredients would go into this salad?
Optional: you can add dried fruits (like raisins or cranberries), cooked chicken or turkey, grapes
What is celeriac?
Celeriac is also called celery root, and it is closely related to parsnip, parsley, and celery. It tastes like green celery but with nutty undertones.
Celeriac is a versatile root vegetable that can replace successfully the potatoes.
This Celeriac (Celery Root) Apple and Carrot Salad was a very popular salad while growing up in Romania. We are big consumers of celery root (or celeriac) and apples; therefore, the ingredients were easy to find.
It was also a wonderful winter salad that provided lots of vitamins and freshness to our diet.
Celeriac is a versatile root vegetable that may be roasted, stewed, blanched, or mashed. The soups are very flavorful when a piece of celeriac is added to the rest of the vegetables.
Also, stews, casseroles, and other savory dishes benefit in taste from celeriac.
The leaves and stems of this vegetable have many flavors and are aesthetically beautiful and vibrant, which means that you can use them as a garnish on salads and fancy meals.
How to make this celeriac (celery root) apple and carrot salad:
You need just a few ingredients, like apples, celery root(celeriac), carrots, walnuts, and mayo. I love the crunchiness of this salad.
It is also easy to make and even easier if you own a food processor, as shredding the vegetables is the most time-consuming.
To make the salad, you basically have to clean, peel and get the vegetables ready for shredding. Celeriac, apples and carrots, all go in the food processor.
When done shredding, place everything in a salad bowl. Pretty simple, right?
Add the chopped walnuts and the mayo.
Mix everything and taste for salt and pepper. I usually don’t add salt and pepper at the beginning because the mayo is already salted, and I have no idea how much salt it still needs.
Besides that, you can adjust the salt according to your diet, in case you have to control that.
That’s it! Serve it cold as an appetizer or with roasted meats, and you are here for a delicious treat that is perfect even the next day!
Note: The beauty of this salad is that besides the vegetables, you can also add cooked chicken or turkey, making the salad versatile and a great way to recycle the leftover turkey or chicken from previous meals. (think Thanksgiving or Christmas leftovers)
More recipes to love and make:
- 1-2 medium celeriac(celery root) peeled and shredded
- 2-3 medium apples cored and shredded
- 2 large carrots peeled and shredded
- 8 oz chopped walnuts
- 8 oz mayonnaise
- salt and pepper to taste
- Clean and core the apples.
- Peel and clean the celery root.
- Peel the carrots.
- With a food processor or regular vegetable grater, shred all the vegetables and place them in a salad bowl.
- Add the walnuts.
- Add mayonnaise and salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve cold.
- Note (Optional): You can also add cooked chicken or turkey, making the salad versatile and a great way to recycle the leftover turkey or chicken from previous meals.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 557Total Fat: 53gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 45gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 300mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 5gSugar: 11gProtein: 6g