Celery Root Salad

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

  • 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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  • 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.

  • 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…

  • 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!



  • Lynn in Tucson

    I made this last night (no parsley) and served it with red grapes on the side. It was delicious! As many times as I’ve had celeriac salad, it never occured to me that it was grated raw. My mom always boiled it when I was a kid, and we just sliced and ate it with mayonaise….

    Great blog! Thanks!


  • 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

  • Carol Petri

    I live in south Florida. Where do you purchase Celery Root to use in recipes. I have tried grocery stores,farmers markets et.Seems they have every other kind of root. I also have asked people in health food store to where I can get it. No one seems to know.

  • Yvana

    I’m from Poland, and the celery root salad is a popular item in the Polish kitchen. I have helpful advice when it comes to cutting/chopping the celery root. When making this salad I usually grate the celery as well as the apple on one of those 4 sided stainless steel graters (I use the large grater/shredder side). It really makes the preparation easier and quicker.
    Thanks for a great blog!

  • Connie

    I am German, and the cooked celery root salad is a must with the Christmas meal, very good. I like the raw kind also, but the cooked brings back childhood memories for me.

  • Coie

    I have to share a family story with you. I was working in my mom’s restaurant as a young teen when Ringling Bros. and Barnium Baileys’ circus came to town. A fellow that was one of the entertainers saw “celery salad” on the menu and ordered it. My mother had pre-printed menus and thought that a green salad with lots of sliced green celery would fill the order. The customer explained that in his country the root was used for the salad and asked if he could come the next day and prepare it in our kitchen. What he made was cooked celeric salad. Very much like a hot potato salad. very yummy besides a fun memory

  • Elise Bauer

    Hi Bosko, sounds delicious! I’ll have to try that the next time. I have a celery root in the fridge just waiting…

  • Bosko

    Or … try:

    1/2 c. Dijon mustard
    1/2 t. white pepper
    1 c. light (i.e., Spanish or Italian, not Greek)olive oil
    1 T. boiling water
    2 t. fresh thyme
    1 t. fresh tarragon
    1/4 c. fresh flat-leaf parsley
    4 T. mayonnaise

    Mix everything except the herbs adding the boiling water last. Keeps well. Just whisk to emulsify if it separates. Add herbs just before serving.