Celeriac. One of my favourite vegetables. When I was a kid I was one of the pickiest little brats in the whole world possibly. But I always ate the strangest things without any problem, like okra, or eggplant or celeriac. I say strange things because in my family only me and my mother would eat those vegetables, the others would always find something to hate about them. With celeriac, it was the smell. But for me, celeriac’s smell is the best part of it!
Celeriac is certainly not the most handsome vegetable out there. But it tastes great, even raw. And this recipe is only the easiest one – you just have to mix the ingredients. The only time consuming part will be grating the celeriac. But if you have a food processor, even that will not be a problem.
For the recipe you can use homemade or store bought mayonnaise – I was lazy so I just bought a small jar from the store. But of course, homemade is better! Apart from these ingredients listed here, you can put one grated apple in the salad – a famous TV chef in Turkey suggests this. I never tried this salad with apple so I cannot really say anything much, but let me know if you add!
Difficulty: ★☆☆ (Easy)
(serves 4 people)
1 whole celeriac
6 tbsp plain yogurt (the thicker the better)
2 tbsp mayonnaise
1/2 cup / 1.2 dl / 50 gr. walnuts, coarsely chopped
3 garlic cloves, crushed
Salt, to taste
A pinch of white pepper
A few walnuts to decorate
1. Grate celeriac (you can use food processor if you have, or you can just use a grater). IMPORTANT: Don’t leave peeled celeriac too long by itself, its colour darkens.
2. In a mixing bowl, put ALL the ingredients and mix.
3. Put the salad on a service plate and decorate with walnuts.