Sunday, 2 June 2013

Celery Root Slaw

Celery Root, sometimes called Celeriac is a beautiful root vegetable that can be cooked or eaten raw. It has a white flesh and a mild celery flavor. This slaw is a simple, delicious way to try it. I have used some lemon and a beautiful Lucero Olive oil from California that has a truly remarkable scent and flavor. It is rounded out with a small amount of mayonnaise, some fennel pollen and some apple cider vinegar. Great as side or on top of a burger, pulled pork or sandwich. 

You will need:
  • 1 celery root- peeled and grated
  • 4 tbsp olive oil - Lucero Ascolano mild and fruity from California.
  • 1 tsp fennel pollen
  • 1/2 finely zested and juiced lemon
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp chopped Italian/flat parsley
  • 1 spring onion - chopped fine
  • salt and pepper to taste

Step 1: cut off all tough exterior of the celery root. Grate on a box grater.

Step 2: place celery root in a large bowl. Add exceptional quality olive oil, fennel pollen (if you do not have fennel pollen you can take 1/2 tsp fennel seeds and crush) zest and juice of lemon, mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, chopped parsley, chopped spring onion and mix well. Add salt and pepper to taste. 

It makes a light, fresh tasting slaw not heavy with mayonnaise. If however you want more mayo or lemon adjust to make yourself happiest!

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