Celery Root Salad with Apple, Caraway + Horseradish

Happyolks | Raw Celery Root Salad with Apple, Caraway + Horseradish
 
Happyolks | Raw Celery Root Salad
 
Happyolks | Raw Celery Root Salad
 
Happyolks | Raw Celery Root Salad
 
Happyolks | Raw Celery Root Salad
 
Happyolks | Raw Celery Root Salad with Apple, Caraway + Horseradish

Raw Celery Root with Apple, Caraway, and Horseradish

Adapted slightly from the forthcoming release of The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook and the fine folks at America’s Test Kitchen. The cookbook offers a shortcut to preparing the celery root by running it through the blade setting on your food processor. I found that the salad held up better the next day with the matchstick preparation. ATK is giving away one copy of The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook to Happyolks reader. Leave a comment with the best thing you’ve read or watched recently and you’ll be entered to win. Giveaway will end 3/4.

  • Juice of one lemon
  • 2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tsp honey
  • 3-4 Tbsp olive oil
  • 4 Tbsp sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • 3 Celery root, peeled
  • 1 Crisp apple
  • 6 scallions, sliced at a bias
  • 1 cup fresh parsley leaves
  • 25 sprigs tarragon leaves
  • 1 tsp caraway seeds
  • 2 heaping teaspoons prepared horseradish
  • –––––

Whisk lemon juice, mustard, honey, and salt in a medium bowl. Whisking constantly, drizzle in oil. Add sour cream last, stir to combine, and then set aside.

Clean and peel celery root. To create matchsticks, place halved root on the cutting board and cut a slice to a ⅛ inch thickness at a bias. Continue cutting, maintaining a wide bias through the whole root. Repeat with remaining half, then again with the two remaining prepped roots. Create a stack of two or three slices.  If you are doing this for the first time you may want to start with a single slice just to get comfortable with the method and as you practice a bit you can start stacking. Cut across the celery root, lengthwise. The thickness we’re aiming for, again, is ⅛ inch. Repeat with remaining slices. Place celery root in a large bowl. Repeat this technique with the apple and add to the bowl of prepped celery root.

Stir in dressing immediately after creating your matchsticks to prevent browning. Add scallions, parsley, tarragon, caraway seeds, and horseradish. Stir to combine, adding more greens or if things feel a bit sparse. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Happyolks | Raw Celery Root Salad with Apple, Caraway + Horseradish

  1. Carol

    Lately, while it is still too cold to plant anything in my raised beds, I’ve been remembering the growing season by watching “The Big Allotment Challenge” on You Tube. I’ve really enjoyed reading Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

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  2. shelly

    i have been watching the paradise on netflix. its a cheesy british period show, but somehow i can’t get enough!

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  3. teva

    There has been a lot of good reading this winter, but I have been quite taken with The Man Who Planted Trees, a short read but very inspiring.

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  4. sheryl

    I adored Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey, really loved the way he described the primordial desert – the harsh landscape, so indifferent to living things (that when a cactus blooms it is a tribute to tenacity and the spirit of life), the vastness, the emptiness and yet the incredible beauty of it all. I like the thought that if you’ve lost something, you have a refuge in someplace equally empty, ancient and wild, someplace where you can find something else (perhaps within yourself)

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  5. Alicia

    I watched the movie ‘It’s kind of a funny story’ the other day and I loved it!

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  6. Chelsea A

    I love celery root but I don’t think i’ve ever had it raw – I’m looking forward to trying this recipe!

    Best thing I’ve watched recently was the movie Chef. It was so funny and heartwarming!

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  7. krystal

    I made an adapted version of “Vegetarian Ponyshoe” from Naturally Ella’s website and IT WAS AMAZING!!! Like, I want to make this everyday until I can’t eat it anymore, amazing. 10/10 would recommend. This cookbook sounds amazing. I love watching the Test Kitchen and Cook’s Country on Create/PBS and I’m happy they’ve put together a cookbook for veggie-lovers.

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  8. Kate

    Last weekend during a fluke warm, sunny day, I finished Delancey in less than 24 hours. It was spectacular. Thanks for the heads up about this book. I’ve been vegetarian for 15 years and will do anything ATK tells me to do!

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  9. Ileana

    A little late to the game – but my husband and I are reaaaaally into The Mindy Project!

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  10. joan

    I am reading The Goldfinch. Very good! I take care of my ten month old grandson so it’s taking me awhile to get through. I so want to know the ending. Great writing!

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  11. Jesslene

    Time spent reading Independent People, written by Halldór Laxness, made for a beautiful month of January. The story of an Icelandic farmer who is perpetually driven to acquire and defend his independence, it will make you yearn for the quiet hills of the Icelandic countryside.

    I always enjoy the recipes and photos on your blog, Kelsey. This recipe looks refreshingly delicious.

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  12. caitlin

    this looks so amazing.

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  13. Edlyn

    Oh Kelsey, this looks so wonderful! I kind of miss your writing but I’m sure you have other things going on now and so I’ll be patient. I am so happy (and a little envious) that the more popular bloggers get access to such great cookbooks and then share it with us readers. Thank you. They best thing I’ve read is Wild. I read it so slowly because I did not want it to end.

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  14. Jessica

    This does look wonderful!

    The best thing I have read recently are the lyrics to this:

    https://soundcloud.com/sleepingatlast/north

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  15. Kyle

    This looks lovely! I’ve been enjoying the new Mat Kearney album and reading lots of Eugene Peterson theology lately.

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  16. Lindsey

    I’ve been going through my massive book collection lately and rereading favorites from years past. Currently I’m on Falling Angles by Tracy Chevalier. Luckily my memory is not good enough to remember what happens in the books so its like reading it for the first time all over again!
    As always, the pictures you post are beautiful and I want to go make the recipe right away.

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  17. Donna

    I love the look of this salad; I can almost taste the crunchy freshness. When it comes to food, I enjoy “the Mind of a Chef”, on our local PBS channel.

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  18. Kim

    Reading The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir by Kao Kalia Yang. Such a discovery of family traditions and culture from a refugee immigrant real life perspective.

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  19. Abby

    What lovely photos! I just adore this. <3

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  20. Lisa

    This recipe looks so fresh and crunchy, will try it as soon as I can find a celery root. I just finished the Finnikin of the Rock trilogy, it’s a teen selection, but enjoyable for all ages.

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  21. Amy

    The best thing I’ve ready recently is Help. Thanks. Wow. So good for the soul and heart.

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  22. Naomi

    Best thing I’ve watched recently is Le Chef. Hilarious french movie about a chef with a lot of ideas :)

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  23. Emily

    You’ve inspired me to give celery root a try. I bet it’s wonderful with the apple! Just read “Own Your Life” by Sally Clarkson and loved it.

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  24. Nicole

    i love reading what people are reading! rereading Without Reservations by Alice Steinbach

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  25. Jessie Snyder | Faring Well

    Loving these flavors, and crazy excited about this book! Gorgeous photos, as always Kelsey. And I’ve been slacking on my reading lately, so I’m going to have to go with the best thing I’ve watched lately – which is hockey. Something about all this snow makes me crave watching hockey! Hope you’re having a great week <3

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  26. Marta

    Just finished “Still Alice”. Very thought provoking for those of us of a certain age. What would I do if I were to be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s? What would YOU do?

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  27. Amber

    I just re-watched The Grand Budapest Hotel last weekend – so good. Watching it makes me want to re-watch all of Wes Anderson’s films!

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  28. Amanda

    Pretty. And my tastebuds dance at the thought.

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  29. Sara

    Richard Flanagan’s “The Narrow Road to the Deep North.” Moving, darkly funny, and wise.

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  30. Andrea

    Have been totally embracing the urge to watch too much of the show Orphan Black. I also just finished Woodswoman III by Anne LaBastille– she’s amazing.
    Woman+Dogs+Cabin+Wilderness…… Dreeeaaams.

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  31. Megan

    “Women in Clothes”

    I waited weeks to get it from the library and lugged it on a plane to a wedding last weekend. I couldn’t stop reading it and happened to find three copies on crazy sale–and bought all three! I have never considered myself someone who spends much time thinking about fashion, but the book touches on so much of what it is to be a woman, how we create ourselves, and how we interact with the world around us. I love that new points of view are constantly introduced and that you get to hear from all kinds of women.

    This is a great idea for a comment request, I’m adding so much to my library queue!

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  32. thefolia

    I’m reading this from my hospital bed…oh how I wish I had this dish in front of me now. Happy feasting.

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  33. Terry Covington

    I watched the 100 Foot Journey recently with my 80-year-old mother — the best thing we’ve seen in a while! Thanks for the opportunity to have the cookbook.

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  34. Sara

    I just finished The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. It haunts me still.

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  35. Emily

    Does reading research papers for grad school count?! haha This salad sure looks good though! Adding it to my list of things to make!

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  36. Helen

    An Australian classic, Richard Flannagan’s ‘The Sound of One Hand Clapping’ – it is deeply sad, but very beautiful. I don’t want it to end.

    I wil tag this salad recipe for Autumn, which is just around the corner for us down here in the southern hemisphere.

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  37. Molly

    I watched an expert from Atul Gawande , Being Mortal. I’m looking forward to watching the entire documentary soon.

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  38. Anna

    Lovely photos and recipe. The best thing I have seen lately was “Rising from the Ashes”, a documentary about the Olympic cycling team from Rwanda.

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  39. Jamie

    God Shaped Hole by Tiffanie DeBartolo & Mud Vein by Tarryn Fisher

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  40. Sarah

    The best thing I’ve read is Midnight Riot, a mystery series that takes place in London.

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  41. Jenna

    Beautiful recipe and photos as always! Thank you for sharing.
    I recently read Wendell Berry’s Life is a Miracle…highly recommend!

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  42. Sam

    The best thing I’ve read recently is an article in the New Yorker called “If You Give a Dude a Kale Chip”. It’s a witty, spot-on take on a great children’s book, “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie”.

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  43. Meara

    The best thing I’ve ever read is The Chronicles Of Narnia. I have read them like 10 times but again recently(they are SO good!). By the way beautiful blog!

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  44. Laura

    Had to think a bit of what I’ve been reading lately and come back. (Thank goodness for GoodReads) It took me some time to get into it but I ended up really liking Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain. They have a movie coming out (maybe already out in the UK) which looks good but adapted differently… I say read the book first! It was a bit depressing but in the end she grew to have hope, which I think was more encouraging and inspiring than a book that is altogether happy. I’d definitely recommend it, esp if you enjoy history. It was fascinating to read about England in the early 20th century and how various classes handled WWI, as well as about women and how their role changed after the war.

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  45. Jacqui

    Saw this short clip recently and keep coming back to it. Reggie: https://vimeo.com/116131870

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  46. Kim

    The Third Plate by Dan Barber. Best book I read last year. Thought provoking, honest, and inspirational. All of the good things.

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  47. Allyson

    I’m new to celery root and this looks fantastic. The most obsessive thing I’ve read recently was Night Film by Marisha Pessl. It wasn’t perfect- the constant use of italics bugged me- but it is so very haunting. I sped through it in a matter of days, reading it during my breaks at work and being furious that my breaks ended and I hadn’t reached the conclusion.

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  48. Casey

    Beautiful recipe. Lately I’ve been reading a lot of young adult literature for a required course, and it all seems very formulaic and tied neatly with a bow. Last week I read Lorrie Moore’s Bark and it was an absolute breath of fresh air. Short stories don’t need to wrap up nicely.

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  49. kristie

    The best thing I have watched is my dog and my husband’s silhouettes as we reached the summit of elephant mountain just as it slipped into shadow. early.evening.beauty.
    Gorgeous photos. I love celery root so much.

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  50. Jill

    Reading “Being Mortal” by Atul Gawande. LOVE it…..

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  51. Kaitlyn

    Waking Up White

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  52. tami

    i’ve been reading A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Rebecca Solnit. it’s wonderful. thanks for sharing this recipe – it looks divine.

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  53. Mun

    So healthy and looks delicious!

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  54. Allison

    Reading “Looking for Alaska” by John Green, and watching Downton Abbey. I look forward to your posts very much!

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  55. Kay

    I’m just getting around to The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. Absolutely exquisite writing and such a great storyline.

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  56. Rachel

    JK Rowling’s Silkworm!

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  57. Veronica

    This looks wonderful! I recently read Big Little Lies and absolutely LOVED it!

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  58. Beth

    just finished cooked by michael pollan – inspired to give sourdough another shot.

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  59. kate

    I’ve been hooked on Nova programs on Netflix, and have watched episodes about natural disasters and others that focus on specific sections of the world and the unique part they play in our evolving ecosystem. Always informative, and I never feel like I’m wasting my time staring at the television.

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  60. Heather

    i recently revisited Wendell Berry’s “The Unsettling of America.” It is filled with little nuggets of wisdom that are equally as relevant today as it was 40 years ago when it was published!

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  61. Megan

    WILD… it was an amazing movie, worth seeing!

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  62. Jean

    I watched Harold and Maude with my teen sons – their faces were priceless!

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  63. Trish

    This winter I did enjoy watching the Forsyte Saga , a series that was on PBS. Now on Netflix as well.
    I absolutely love your recipes, thoughts and sensitive photography. Thank you for all your efforts and giving me so much inspiration. You are truly wonderful!

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  64. Rebecca

    Eating on the Wild Side by Jo Robinson

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  65. Michelle

    The first season of True Detective!!

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  66. Chelsea

    I highly recommend “Boogaloo & Graham,” an adorable, Oscar nominated Short Film that will put a huge smile on your face.

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  67. Shannon McLaughlin

    Wild by Cheryl Strayed

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  69. Katherine

    I’ve been catching up on The Americans – it’s so good, but can be so stressful!

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  70. Philip

    I recommend “The Grand Budapest Hotel” to anyone looking for a great film!

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  71. judy

    Would love to try this but confused about the ” 3 Celery Root”. Is that 3 cups or 3 celery root? Thanks

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  72. Emanuele @ guyslovecooking

    Beautiful refreshing colours

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  73. Marie

    I have really adored “the memory keeper’s daughter”.
    I feel like the character hung out with me for a bit after i finished the book.

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  74. Mahee Ferlini

    Wow, this sounds like a great salad! I enjoyed your pictures as well. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

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