What does celeriac look like?
Celeriac is a winter root vegetable related to celery. It is sometimes called celery root. Celeriac looks a bit like a turnip or swede, though it is more the colour of a parsnip. Celeriac differs from turnips and swedes in the knotted root like surface skin that surrounds it.
Celeriac Salad Recipe
This classic German Celeriac Salad recipe comes from the former DDR, in the East of Germany. One small to medium sized celeriac, water, sugar, salt and vinegar are all you need to make this unique tasting salad vegetable. Celeriac has quite a strong flavour and a little goes a long way. That’s why I’ve said this serves 6 people. I store celeriac salad in a small jar in the fridge. Best used within 2 to 3 days.
Celeriac salad goes particularly well with cold sliced roast beef.
Preparing a Celeriac
Remove the tough outer skin and discard.
Dice or slice celeriac into matchsticks and cook.
Celeriac can also be finely sliced or grated and eaten raw.
Cooked celeriac can be mixed with equally quantites of cooked mashed potato and whizzed into a delicious puree.
How Many Calories in Celeriac?
Celeriac contains 42 calories per 100g
When eaten raw celeriac contains vitamin C and soluble fibre. It is a good source of potassium.