Celeriac is also known as Root Celery and belongs to the same family as the carrot i.e. the Apiaceae family of vegetables. It’s quite an ugly vegetable to look at but it’s extremely good for you because it contains a decent dose of vitamin K as well as complex B vitamins and vitamin C. It also contains some very important nutrients such as phosphorus, iron and calcium. You can boil or roast celeriac and it tastes great in soups but my favourite way of preparing and eating this vegetable is raw in this simple salad which serves as a nice change to coleslaw at a BBQ or to be eaten with roast chicken and some new potatoes.
½ head of peeled celeriac
1tsp wholegrain mustard
Juice and zest of ½ a lemon
Mayonnaise (jar or home made, up to you)
Ground black pepper
1-2tbsp chopped flat leaf parsley
Grate the peeled celeriac using a food processor or with a cheese grater. Place in a large mixing bowl then add the following ingredients. Add as little or as much mayonnaise as you like. I’m not a huge fan of mayonnaise so I often add some mayonnaise then finish with oil. Allow the flavours to infuse for about 20 minutes, then transfer to a serving dish and serve topped with some extra chopped parsley