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Celeriac and Apple Salad

Celeriac and Apple Salad

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Serves: 4 Cooking Time: 10 min


  • 1 small head celeriac
  • 1 small green apple
  • 2 scallions chopped
  • 2 tbsp dijon
  • 2 tbsp Braggs apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt and Freshly ground Pepper



Mix the dijon, vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper at the bottom of a large bowl with a whisk


On a cutting board chop the scallions and add them


Wash the apple and with the skin on, on the large side of the grater, grate the entire apple and discard core, add grated bits to the bowl


Take the Celeriac and on the same board, cut away the entire outside brown skin until left with a white knob, discard brown outer parts and ensure board is clean


Take the knob and grate the entire thing with the large side of the grater, add to bowl


Toss all ingredients in bowl together, ensuring the dressing hits all parts of the Celeriac and serve


Omit the apple if it bothers you, as apples are not fodmap foods. Replace with with 1 grated carrot for color and added nutrients. I was splurging here...

Who cares that celery is off the table for Fodmap when you have Celeriac? Celeriac is the root of the celery plant, with key differences from the stalks themselves. First, its not green, its white. Its also not very pretty to look at before its grated down and you have probably passed it a bunch of times at the grocery store and not given this humble root vegetable a chance- do not judge first appearances. When the outside is cut away, a beautiful snow white ball is begging to be consumed. It feels like a starchy vegetable without being one so it can pair nicely with a protein if you would like. Its also an amazing palate cleanser and can be the perfect transition from cocktails to dinner for a party of 4, or you can just eat the entire thing by yourself like I did. I find that a spoon works the best to assist in shoveling it from the plate to your mouth but if you are a big more dignified, by all means use a fork.

This salad as an added grated apple for extra tang, flavor, color even though its not recommended for Fodmap diets. Using a small apple, I found the apple cider vinegar aids a bit in the digestive process so I was not too bothered by this. The green scallions assist in the visual aspect of the food and the pepper gives it a hint of spice without overpowering the mild undertones of the Celeriac. If you follow the blog you know I am all about eating with your eyes first, studies will back me up. As a final comment, get ready to work on your biceps a bit because celery knobs are not the easiest to grate but its worth every bit of sweat you put into it.


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