Celery Root, Celery Heart, and Celery Leaf Salad

Celery Root, Celery Heart, and Celery Leaf Salad
Antonis Anchilleos

Ingredients

  • 3 Tablespoons  extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon  Moscatel vinegar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon  kosher or fine sea salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon  freshly ground pepper
  • 1/3 Cup  golden raisins
  •   One 12-ounce celery root, peeled and cut into matchsticks
  • 3/4 Cups  thinly sliced celery heart*
  • 1/2 Cup  lightly packed celery leaves
  • 1/4 Cup  lightly packed flat-leaf parsley leaves

This salad is for the celery lover, as it uses the root, heart, and leaves. It's a study in contrasts and colors, with textural crunch from the sliced celery heart and matchstick-cut root playing against the delicate tender leaves. The soft green of celery is layered with the darker tones of plucked whole parsley leaves. Look in a specialty food store or gourmet grocer for Moscatel vinegar, which has a delicate, mildly acidic flavor that complements celery root. Sherry vinegar or white balsamic vinegar is an acceptable substitute.

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Directions

To make the dressing, in a small bowl, whisk together the oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper. Add the raisins and set aside for at least 15 minutes to allow the raisins to plump. In a large bowl, combine the celery root, celery heart, celery leaves, and parsley and toss to mix.

Whisk together the dressing briefly, then pour just enough over the salad to coat the ingredients lightly and toss well. (You may not need all of the dressing.) Taste and adjust seasoning. Set the salad aside at room temperature for 5-10 minutes to allow the flavors to meld before serving.

Notes

*Note: Use only the lightest green, innermost ribs — the heart — of the celery.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

175 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:

9%

Servings:

4
  • Fat 42g 65%
  • Carbs 81g 27%
  • Saturated 6g 30%
  • Fiber 11g 45%
  • Sugars 40g
  • Monounsaturated 30g
  • Polyunsaturated 5g
  • Protein 8g 17%
  • Sodium 1,638mg 68%
  • Calcium 260mg 26%
  • Magnesium 112mg 28%
  • Potassium 1,907mg 54%
  • Iron 5mg 27%
  • Zinc 2mg 11%
  • Phosphorus 500mg 71%
  • Vitamin A 96µg 11%
  • Vitamin C 53mg 89%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 15%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 24%
  • Niacin (B3) 4mg 18%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 43%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 105µg 26%
  • Vitamin E 8mg 38%
  • Vitamin K 456µg 570%
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