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Monday, February 15, 2021

Root and Stem Salad, a delicious celery salad dressed in a lemon horseradish vinaigrette!

Root and Stem Salad a delicious celery salad dressed with a lemon horseradish vinaigrette. When you think of serving a salad for your next meal, step out of the box. Try a non-lettuce salad for a change of pace and see how fast you will get your family to eat more vegetables...

One of the changes I have (slowly) been trying to implement for our dinners is more vegetables. I have always respected vegetables, believed in vegetables, and wanted to eat more vegetables. Simply stated, however, through the years, I have failed just a bit.....

But as I look back there have also been some delicious successes along the way and this Root and Stem Salad is one of them. Probably because it is so simple. Simple to prepare, simple in the list of ingredients, and very simple to enjoy! You will find with vegetables, simple is the preferred preparation method. 

This is one of the many salads we eat, that is NOT lettuce-based. Don't get me wrong, I love tossed greens. They take well to any salad dressing and are in fact nutritious, easy to grow for the home gardeners. But if I may be so bold, tossed greens are also disrespected. Yep, sorry to say, but they are. 

How many times have you put a beautiful bowl of tossed green salad on the table and most if not half was left in the bowl, now becoming leftovers? That was happening a lot at our table, and I wanted to begin changing our ideas about salad. Because I wanted us to eat more vegetables, and one easy way is in fact salad. Non-lettuce salads to be exact. If it doesn't get eaten, it is the same as not even being served...

Root and Stem Salad, a delicious celery salad in a lemon horseradish vinaigrette.

I found this one on tasting spoons, the author Carolyn has a detailed eye for finding wonderful recipes among the various cooking classes, cookbooks, and publications she enjoys. I oftentimes look to her for inspiration for our dinners, and with great success, I might add. I think cooks need other cooks to keep meals fresh because cooking for your loved ones is an everyday event. 

Oh, just so you know, a one-pound celery root will be the same size as a large juicy grapefruit. 

Ingredients needed for this recipe:
  • celery root
  • celery
  • flat-leaf parsley
  • shallot
  • lemon or lemon juice
  • olive oil
  • horseradish
  • salt
  • fresh ground pepper
You will also need the following:
  • kitchen knife
  • cutting board
  • measuring spoons
  • measuring cups
  • large mixing bowl
  • small mixing bowl
  • whisk
  • serving platter
  • serving tongs or spoon
Now we are ready to begin!

Root and Stem Salad, a delicious crunchy celery and celery root salad!

Root and Stem Salad
adapted from: tasting spoons

1 - 1 pound celery root
10 ribs of celery
1 small bunch of flat-leaf parsley
1 small shallot, minced
1 lemon
1/2 c olive oil
prepared horseradish - 1 to 3 teaspoons, more if desired
sea salt and fresh black pepper to taste

Peel and cut the celery root into matchstick-sized pieces, if desired you may also grate the celery root using the large side of a box grater. 

Wash, dry, and thinly slice the ribs of celery on a sharp diagonal. 

Remove the leaves only from the parsley, you will want to fill a 1/2 cup measure, but more is fine. Combine these ingredients in a large bowl.

In a small bowl, combine the juice of 1 lemon, the olive oil, and the prepared horseradish to taste. 

Root and Stem Salad, a celery salad with a lemon horseradish vinaigrette.

Start with 1 teaspoon of horseradish for flavor, adding more for your own personal preference.  Add salt and pepper to taste.

Pour over vegetables, toss to mix well. You may let this sit at room temperature for up to an hour before serving. It will soften slightly in texture, but still, be very crunchy and delicious!

Storage options for Root and Stem Salad. This salad will keep in the refrigerator for up to five days! Keep in a tightly covered container. I do not recommend freezing this salad. 

Featured recipe at:
Root and Stem Salad featured at Sew Can Do!
Scratch Made Food! & DIY Homemade Household featured at Craftastic Monday Linkup. 

Root and Stem Salad featured at Eclectic Red Barn.

Scratch Made Food! & DIY Homemade Household featured at Thursday Favorite Things. 



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  1. I would love this salad (but my Jimmy doesn't like celery :-(

  2. Sounds good, Can't beat a scrumptious salad! Thanks so much for linking up with me at A Themed Linkup 44 for Vegan Recipes. Shared on social media.

    1. I agree, salads are another great way to get more veggies on the table! Thanks for hosting, I appreciate sharing with Grammy's Grid!

  3. We're always looking for good salads. Thanks for this!!

    1. This one is quite good, crunchy and a good keeper. I love the combination of the celery root and the stems or ribs.

  4. Thanks for this. I have a glut of lettuce at the moment. I have been wanting to try celery root and this sounds perfect.

    1. Celery root has been something I have cooked in many different ways of late. I hope you enjoy this salad as much as I do!

  5. This sounds delicious to me. Like one of the other commenters, I have a husband who doesn't like raw celery, so I could have it all to myself!

    1. While my family enjoyed it, I was the one to clean it up! It is so delicious, keeps well and maintains a nice crunch. Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it!

  6. melynda,
    I really love this salad. Congratulations, you are being featured at Thursday Favorite Things Party. I hope you stop by.

    1. Thank you! Thursday Favorite Things, is a favorite for sharing with! Have a great week ahead.

  7. Visiting again to say thanks so much for linking up with me at the Unlimited Monthly Link Party 22. Shared again!

  8. I love crunchy salad. I have never tried with celeriac and would like to try. Thanks for the recipe.

    1. Celery root has become a favorite ingredient for me to cook with, and I love this salad! Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it!


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