Monday, January 28, 2013

Winter Slaw

What do you bring to a cookout in January? I know, we're strange here in the South but we grill out year-round. We also have 70 + degree days this time of year. Go figure. Well, all good southerners know how to make a mean slaw. But if you're looking for something seasonally-appropriate, just swap cabbage for a winter root vegetable. Like celery root. 

It is a real food, I promise. Think potato that tastes like celery. Seriously. If you've never tried it, they look a little hairy and scary on the outside, but are delicious raw or cooked.  This recipe is an easy-to-make introduction for all you celeriac virgins. 

What You'll Need:
1-2 pounds celery root 
3 crisp, pink apples
1 tablespoon mayo
2 tablespoons dijon mustard
1/4 cup apple vinegar
Salt and pepper
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

What to Do:
Cut celery root and apples into match sticks. This is easy with the right grater or, if you're not feeling fancy, a sharp knife will work. Toss with the remaining ingredients and let sit for at least a few hours for serving. That's it!

So celery root, yes or no?


  1. What does it taste like? Does it soak up the flavors? I am sure it's awesome with apple vinegar!

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  3. It tastes mildly of celery but with a nutty flavor. It does adsorb some flavor but you can definitely still taste the celery. It's very light and refreshing. You should give it a try!