Celeriac (Celery Root) Apple and Carrot Salad– 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 know about it. This is a recipe I know for many years, and it is a little bit different as it uses celeriac instead of celery. It also doesn’t have raisins.
It was a very popular salad while I was growing up in Romania. We are great 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 vegetables. Also stews, casseroles and other savory dishes benefit in taste from celeriac.
The leaves and stems of this vegetable have a lot of flavor and are aesthetically beautiful and vibrant, which means that you can use them as garnish on salads and fancy meals.
You need just 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 together 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 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, which makes the salad versatile and a great way to recycle the leftover turkey or chicken from previous meals.
If you liked this recipe, you might also like some other salad recipes I have on my blog.
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