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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4
Servings
416
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

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

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

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
24g
34%
Sugar
18g
20%
Saturated Fat
16g
67%
Cholesterol
27mg
9%
Carbohydrate, by difference
46g
35%
Protein
10g
22%
Vitamin B-12
2µg
83%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
19mg
2%
Choline, total
35mg
8%
Fiber, total dietary
5g
20%
Folate, total
75µg
19%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
47mg
15%
Manganese, Mn
2mg
100%
Niacin
6mg
43%
Phosphorus, P
173mg
25%
Selenium, Se
7µg
13%
Sodium, Na
108mg
7%
Water
26g
1%
Zinc, Zn
3mg
38%

Celery Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age and damage.

Celery Cooking Tip

Vegetable should typically be cooked as quickly as possible, as they can become bland and mushy, and lose vitamins and minerals.