Celery root aka celeriac is a wonderfully tangy winter veggie, which, as it’s name implies, lends a sweetly pungent flavor of celery to any dish it’s used in. Although it’s gnarly exterior won’t win any veggie beauty contests, don’t let that put you off. It is low in carbs, delicious in soups or julienned into a salad, and can lighten up a favorite holiday side by simply mashing them into potatoes. Celery root is available from late fall through the winter.
When buying it, look for small to medium size roots that are off-white to grayish green in color. They should be dry skinned, not obviously bruised or damaged, and without any dark, moist patches.
To read about the health benefits of celery root check out our article on this great veggie.