Celery Root, Celery Heart, and Celery Leaf Salad

Celery Root, Celery Heart, and Celery Leaf Salad
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Celery Root, Celery Heart, and Celery Leaf Salad

Antonis Anchilleos

Celery Root, Celery Heart, and Celery Leaf Salad

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


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.


Calories per serving:

262 kcal

Daily value:



  • Carbohydrate, by difference 55 g
  • Protein 7 g
  • Total lipid (fat) 4 g
  • Vitamin A, IU 2366 IU
  • Vitamin A, RAE 119 µg
  • Vitamin B-12 4 µg
  • Vitamin B-12, added 4 µg
  • Vitamin B-6 1 mg
  • Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 24 mg
  • Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 14 mg
  • Vitamin E, added 14 mg
  • Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 39 µg
  • Ash 3 g
  • Calcium, Ca 103 mg
  • Carotene, alpha 157 µg
  • Carotene, beta 1341 µg
  • Choline, total 13 mg
  • Copper, Cu 1 mg
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 1 g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 2 g
  • Fatty acids, total saturated 1 g
  • Fiber, total dietary 7 g
  • Folate, DFE 475 µg
  • Folate, food 39 µg
  • Folate, total 296 µg
  • Folic acid 257 µg
  • Iron, Fe 3 mg
  • Lutein + zeaxanthin 625 µg
  • Magnesium, Mg 17 mg
  • Niacin 2 mg
  • Pantothenic acid 1 mg
  • Phosphorus, P 149 mg
  • Potassium, K 277 mg
  • Selenium, Se 10 µg
  • Sodium, Na 916 mg
  • Sugars, total 19 g
  • Water 41 g
  • Zinc, Zn 1 mg
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