The Celery Root, also called celeriac, is a very ugly vegetable and this probably attributes to it being pretty unpopular. But we should not fear this vegetable as once you cut off the outer protective layer, it tastes great and can be grown locally. Celery root has a refreshing flavour that it tastes like a cross between celery and parsley. Here is a video on how to prepare this vegetable:
It can be roasted, stewed, pureed, or eaten raw in a salad or slaw. Therefore it is a very versatile vegetable that deserves a little more recognition. Below are a few celery root recipes that will make you fall in love with this ugly duckling. Enjoy!
Apple and Root Vegetable Hash
Roasted Root Vegetable with Rosemary
Celery Root Purée
Leek and Celery Root Soup
Celery Root and Apple Slaw