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The incredible celeriac

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The incredible celeriac, often overlooked for its unconventional appearance, emerges as a hidden gem in the world of vegetables. Described vividly by foodprint.org, it resembles a massive bulb adorned with a tangle of unruly roots, more akin to a prop from a Brothers Grimm fairy tale than a culinary delight. Despite its unassuming exterior, celeriac, also known as celery root, boasts an extraordinarily delicate and aromatic flavour profile, making it a prized ingredient in various cuisines worldwide.

This versatile vegetable offers a multitude of culinary possibilities, making it a chef’s dream ingredient. From soups to salads, gratins to purees, the culinary landscape for celeriac knows no bounds. Its subtle yet distinct flavour adds depth to dishes, while its tender texture lends beautifully to hearty stews and refined dishes. The sheer versatility of celeriac is truly astounding, and its culinary potential seems limitless.

Beyond its culinary prowess, celeriac is a nutritional powerhouse, brimming with essential vitamins and minerals that promote overall health and well-being. Loaded with dietary fibre and an array of vitamins, including B6, C, and K, celeriac supports digestive health, boosts immunity, and contributes to healthy bones and blood clotting. Additionally, its impressive antioxidant content and essential minerals like phosphorus, potassium, and manganese underscores its role in combating oxidative stress and promoting cardiovascular health. With its low-fat and low-calorie profile, celeriac emerges as a winning choice for those seeking both flavour and nutrition in their meals, embodying the concept of wholesome eating.

Below is a selection of recipes showing the variety of ways you can eat this incredible root:

Celeriac and Watercress Soup

Celeriac and Watercress Soup a light soup perfect for a starter with friends. The delicate taste has to be seen to be believed. View Recipe


Roast Celeriac with Spinach Pesto

Tried this Roasted Celeriac basted to enhance the flavour. Combined with a spinach pesto, it is a healthy alternative to conventional roasts. – View Recipe


Celeriac Slaw

Celeriac Slaw offers a range of health benefits; combined with a green apple and a carrot folded into a tofu mayonnaise, it is just to die for. An incredible alternative to the regular cabbage coleslaw. – View Recipe


Celeriac Steak, Butter Bean Mash & Onion

The Celeriac streaks are the star of the show in this recipe, in a delicious miso garlic marinade its delicate texture gives it a softness that would surprise you. – View Recipe

Catherine Barclay
Catherine Barclay
Normally you might find me behind the coding of our sites but over the years I have become much more concerned about what has been happening in the kitchen as well - families do that for all of us don't they? Background experience is in Account Management and Web Development but as my passion has grown for WFPB so has my desire to speak out.
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