Enjoy this sweet celeriac slaw full of health benefits that can improve your health.
Hi hi dear friend, how are you doing? Today I want us to talk about celeriac root! Have you eaten it yet? Do you like it? How do you prepare it?
For me, it's not the vegetable that I'll go for all the time. But I try the best to add it to our diet now and then, especially in winter when it's in season.
We prefer celeriac slaw to cooked celeriac, even if I make some celeriac soup now and then. I also use it in roasted vegetables.
What about you, do you like its taste when cooked?
What is celeriac?
- Although in the same family, celeriac is a different variety from the
celery that you might know for its famous celery juice.
- Celeriac, also known as celery root is a root vegetable that grows into a huge bulb, just as carrots or potatoes.
- It has rough skin with lots of roots underneath and knobs all over.
- Celeriac can be eaten raw like in this slaw, baked, roasted, steamed, or mashed. You can also make celeriac soup.
- If you like crunchy food, then you'll love celeriac.
Celeriac health benefits
- Celeriac is less known to many, and even in the scientific world, there are fewer studies concerning celeriac root.
- Nevertheless, celeriac root can boast of its high content in fiber, vitamins C and K.
- Celeriac contains compounds called polyacetylenes, which have been largely researched in carrots and show anti-cancer properties because they slow tumor growth.
- Also, celeriac has shown anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory, and immune-stimulating properties.
- Celeriac is rich in apigenin. Apigenin is a flavonoid that has demonstrated the ability to reduce cancer growth in a wide range of cancers like liver, pancreatic, colorectal, blood, prostate, breast, lung, thyroid, skin, neck, head, and bone cancer.
- High in both soluble and insoluble fiber, celeriac can help you improve your digestive health. Fiber is what feeds your gut microbiome for better health.
- Celeriac can help you have strong bones as it's high in vitamin K which is essential in both bone formation and bone health.
Celeriac root raw
- I love celeriac in salads for its crunchiness. I hope you can also appreciate its subtle flavor approaching that of parsnip or that of a celery stalk.
- Celeriac slaw is very easy to make, all you need is to grate the celeriac root just as you'd do with a carrot.
- However, once cut, celeriac root oxidizes very quickly. You need to squeeze a lemon on the grated slaw and rub some lemon juice on the remaining part.
- Celeriac slaw alone can be boring to chew. I like adding oranges and some nuts to bring more sweetness and textures.
- Orange adds more vitamin C, it is also an anti-cancer food, while nuts will add healthy fats, making this salad a perfect slaw for weight management.
This is the same dressing I use for coleslaw. It goes perfectly with this celeriac slaw.
- Yogurt (plant-based for me)
- Apple cider vinegar (non pasteurized)
- Cold-pressed olive oil
- Salt (unprocessed if possible)
- Grounded black pepper
- Fresh dill or mint
Mix all the ingredients in a small bowl. Pour some on the celeriac slaw, then mix gently together.
How to choose and store celeriac root
- Celeriac root is in season from Fall through Winter.
- Choose a small firm, heavy, and green celeriac root.
- The best would be to get the fresh ones with their leaves on.
- Once home, wrap the celeriac with a kraft or kitchen towel, before putting it in a freezer bag.
- Keep the celeriac in your fridge for up to 2 weeks if not cut. Once you cut it, use the rest within the week.
I hope you'll enjoy this easy to make celeriac slaw recipe as much as we do here. It's full of antioxidants that can improve your health if eaten often, which you'll do, won't you?
If this is your first time using celeriac root, try just a little, then increase the amount as you get used to it.
Let's eat to our health, to our healing. Share this recipe with others so we can all reap its benefits.
My love to you, Githu.
Enjoy some more healthy salads.
- Colorful cauliflower salad with fresh coconut
- Easy roasted beets salads with red onions
- The best Mediterranean quinoa salad with olives
- Vegan creamy potato salad
- The most delicious black lentil salad
- Creamy cucumber salad
Easy to make celeriac root slaw
- vegetable grater
- Sharp knife
- A bowl
- 1 very small celeriac
- 2 medium oranges or 1 big orange
- some few almonds (10-15)
- some few celery leaves (not celeriac leaves)
- a lemon
- a small piece of fresh ginger
- 100 grams yogurt
- chopped fresh dill or herb of your choice
- 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon cold-pressed olive oil or a healthy oil
- pinch of salt
- dust of grounded black pepper
- Mix all the ingredients for coleslaw dressing and set them aside
- Clean the celeriac, ginger and oranges
- Peel the oranges with a knife and get the segments
- Place the almonds on a chopping board and using your sharp knife, cut them into pieces
- Cut the celeriac into two, peel one part and grate it on a bowl using a vegetable grater. (Get about 1 1/2 cups)
- Grate ginger. I don't peel mine, but do so if you want to
- Squeeze 1/2 the lemon all over the slaw and mix to avoid oxidation
- Chop the green celery leaves
- Bring everything in the bowl with celeriac slaw and mix gently
- Serve the celeriac slaw or you can store to use it later during the day. Make sure to cover it tightly in a bowl and keep in your fridge