Celery Root Salad

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Celery root salad recipe, also known as celery remoulade, with celery root, green apple, and a mayonnaise Dijon dressing.

Photography Credit: Elise Bauer

Also known as celeriac remoulade, this celery root salad is a refreshing accompaniment to seafood dishes and very easy to make. Celery root looks like a giant turnip, but tastes more like a cross between celery and jicama.

The result is a cool coleslaw-like salad without the taste of cabbage. Yum! Sacramento chef Evie Lieb prepared this salad to go with the panko-crusted salmon in our recent cooking class.

Two helpful tips are to 1) use a rubber mallet to help get the chef’s knife through the hard celery root, and 2) use a food processor, not a hand grater to do the grating.


Celery Root Salad Recipe

  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Chill time: 1 hour



  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1 lb celery root - quartered, peeled, and coarsely grated just before mixing
  • 1/2 tart green apple, peeled, cored, julienned
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper


Combine the mayonnaise, mustard, lemon juice and parsley in a medium-sized bowl. Fold in the celery root and apple and season with salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, at least 1 hour.

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Celery root is hard to cut through, like butternut squash. Evie recommends using a chef's knife and a large rubber mallet. Gently hit the back of the knife blade with the rubber mallet to cut through the celery root.

Elise Bauer

Elise Bauer is the founder of Simply Recipes. Elise launched Simply Recipes in 2003 as a way to keep track of her family's recipes, and along the way grew it into one of the most popular cooking websites in the world. Elise is dedicated to helping home cooks be successful in the kitchen. Elise is a graduate of Stanford University, and lives in Sacramento, California.

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  1. Yulia

    I made this with carrot instead of the apple and it tasted fantastic. Will be making again


  2. Barb Herrera

    I love celery root salad. This recipe was okay, I liked the apples. But personally I like my Oma from Germany’s recipe better. Boil whole for 40-60 mins depends on size, peel off outside and any dark deep areas, cut in small to med chunks. chop onion, mix well, add olive or Grapeseed oil, add a splash of apple cider vinegar, and squirt some Braggs Liquid Aminos in for flavor(they used to use Maggi), salt & pepper to taste (add salt after the Braggs Aminos), and mix well, Eat warm or refrigerate for a delicious salad.

  3. maryMcC

    Made this, perhaps my celeriac had less,flavor,than some, I found it kind of … blah. Added a drizzle of honey, more pepper and it was all better! Probably my sweet tooth talking…

  4. Joy

    Hi Elise!

    Thank you for the wonderful recipe my family loves it, even my aunt ask me to make it again for her birthday..it was a hit. I added it in my blog to keep all my favorite recipes handy.

    All the best!



  5. GB

    I live in Orlando Florida, where do you purchase celery root?

    You can probably get celery root at the Whole Foods in Orlando, if not other markets. ~Elise

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