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Celeriac (Celery Root) Apple And Carrot Salad

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.

Celeriac Celery Root Apple and Carrot Salad in a glass bowl

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 you need for this salad?

  • celeriac
  • apples
  • carrots
  • walnuts
  • mayo

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.

Celeriac

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.

Celeriac (Celery Root) Apple and Carrot Salad- ingredients

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?

Celeriac (Celery Root) Apple and Carrot Salad-shredded ingredients

Add the chopped walnuts and the mayo.

Celeriac Celery Root Apple and Carrot Salad- with walnuts

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.

Celery Apple and Carrot Salad Winter Salad

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)

If you like this recipe, you might also like some other salad recipes I have on my blog.

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Yield: 6 servings

Celeriac (Celery Root) Apple and Carrot Salad

Celery Apple and Carrot Salad

Celeriac (Celery Root) Apple and Carrot Salad- Beautiful winter recipe that provides freshness to your diet. Add chicken or turkey to it for a complete meal.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Clean and core the apples.
  2. Peel and clean the celery root.
  3. Peel the carrots.
  4. With a food processor or regular vegetable grater, shred all the vegetables and place them in a salad bowl.
  5. Add the walnuts.
  6. Add mayonnaise and salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Serve cold.
  8. 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.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 557Total Fat: 53gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 45gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 300mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 5gSugar: 11gProtein: 6g

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Clarissa

Monday 9th of January 2017

This version looks tasty! My mom loves Waldorf salad at pretty much all holiday events ;)

-Clarissa @ The View From Here

The Bossy Kitchen

Monday 9th of January 2017

Awesome! I love this salad!

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