Meet celeriac, also known as celery root, and the newest veggie in our Winter CSA!

celeriac whole

First things first. This root veggie is a little strange looking, but remember–it’s what’s on the inside that counts! After trimming and peeling celeriac, this is what you get:

celeriac peeled

Unassuming? Yes. But the flavor celeriac adds to your cooking is absolutely lovely. 

4 Easy Ways to Use Celeriac

  1. In soup or broth: Use peeled, chopped celeriac along with other aromatics (onion, garlic, carrots) in your saute at the beginning of almost any soup. If you’re not sure what soup to make, try this comforting Homemade Vegetable Broth.
  2. Raw: Slice peeled celeriac into matchsticks and eat as is or with your favorite veggie dipping sauce.
  3. Roasted: Roast peeled and chopped celeriac on its own or with other roots, like in this recipe for Brown Rice Bowls with Roasted Fall Vegetables.
  4. Mashed: Chop peeled celeriac into 1″ pieces. Boil in salted water until tender, around 25 minutes. Mash with butter and whole milk or cream, to taste. Add more salt and freshly ground pepper to taste. Yum!

Looking for more ideas for celeriac? Check out this post from Bon Appetit or the Six Seasons cookbook from Josh McFadden

Celeriac is a veggie just waiting to be explored! Let me know your favorite way to eat celeriac in the comments.

1 Comment

  1. Susan Rosenwinkel on February 1, 2021 at 10:01 am

    Thanks for the ideas. We have broth, and this is soup weather, so that is probably where it will end up. I am looking forward to roasting one too.

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