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Celeriac carrot salad

Celeriac carrot salad |

You can maybe still remember the little  miscommunication Tom and I which resulted in an overdose of celeriac (and beetroot, and sauerkraut and onions and splitpeas). So….

And yes ofcourse celeriac is great in soup, peasoup, as potato puree and we even had it as fries but you sometimes just want something else right? So I went in search of recipes and came to the realisation that apparently you can also eat celeriac raw. I wouldn’t have thought you could because, well it is a bit ugly right? 😉

it does mean that it is essential to grate it finely and it is extremely handy to do this with a foodprocessor. Quick and all the same size.

It does look a lot like coleslaw, but the taste is somewhat different. I found the recipe on the BBc Good Food site but it turned out to be a bit boring, so we spiked it up a bit. It’s very tasty and even better the next day, so making it ahead of time is a big bonus!


Celeriac carrot salad

Celeriac carrot salad |
  • Author: thepaleogirl
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 8 people
  • Category: Salads


  • 450g carrots
  • 1 small celeriac
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • handful of raisins
  • handful of pumpkin seeds
  • 100g chopped mixed nuts,
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 3 tbsp of mayonnaise
  • juice of 1 lime
  • pepper
  • salt


  1. Grating the celeriac and the carrots is easiest in a food processor but can of course also be done by hand. The qty you’ll be left with is enormous so make sure you have a large bowl for mixing it.
  2. Once the celeriac and the carrots are grated put them in the bigger bowl. Add the chopped onions, the raisins and the pumpkin seeds. Chop the nuts and add as well. Make a dressing of the olive oil, the vinegar, mustard, mayonnaise and the lime juice. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Ad to the salad and mix well. Taste again and ad some mayonnaise, lime juice and olive oil if needed.

Keywords: celeriac, carrot

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  • Reply
    February 25, 2014 at 8:26 am

    Yes we can eat ugly food Raw LOL! I love salads like this always fresh and easy to make!

    • Reply
      Simone van den Berg
      February 25, 2014 at 9:57 pm

      Lol… Yes, yes… I admit… I am a little weird at times, but you know that right.. 😉 Hahaha

  • Reply
    Maureen | Orgasmic Chef
    February 25, 2014 at 11:13 am

    OH my, once you chop all that stuff up, you’d never know it was ugly. That’s a lovely salad.

  • Reply
    John@Kitchen Riffs
    February 25, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    Great recipe! I love the idea of combining celeriac with carrots. Another classic for using this raw is Celeriac Rémoulade (which by pure coincidence I’m posting about later this week!). Anyway, I definitely need to give this a try — thanks.

    • Reply
      Simone van den Berg
      February 25, 2014 at 9:56 pm

      O great I will definitely be checking your recipe out than later this week. Thanks John!

  • Reply
    Gintare @Gourmantine
    February 25, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    It is a bit of poor looking thing to start with, but this salad looks delicious!
    p.s. where did you find that bowl and plate? They look wonderful!

    • Reply
      Simone van den Berg
      February 25, 2014 at 9:55 pm

      It pretty isn’t it? I bought it in a kitchen supply store in Hilversum, Oldenhof. Saw it and couldn’t resist, even though it was a bit on the expensive side, but it was sort of a birthday present for myself.. Lol…

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