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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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
14g
20%
Sugar
16g
18%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Carbohydrate, by difference
46g
35%
Protein
6g
13%
Vitamin A, RAE
147µg
21%
Vitamin B-12
7µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
2mg
100%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
38mg
51%
Vitamin E, added
23mg
100%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
47µg
52%
Calcium, Ca
103mg
10%
Choline, total
12mg
3%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
9g
36%
Folate, total
478µg
100%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
17mg
5%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
54mg
8%
Selenium, Se
9µg
16%
Sodium, Na
817mg
54%
Water
40g
1%

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.