Celery Root & Rocket Salad with Lemon, Capers & Parmesan

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Author Notes: I love celery root, it has a more floral and soft taste over celery. This time I sliced it very thin over a salad and it brought a very subtle celery flavor to the salad. Paired with the spiciness of the rocket, the lemon for a nice acidity and the saltiness of the capers and Parmesan. I really enjoyed it and I think its a fantastic fall salad. Nicole Franzen

Serves 2

  • 1 bunch of rocket (wild arugula)
  • 1 celery root
  • 1 lemon
  • parmesan
  • capers
  • olive oil
  • sea salt & pepper
  1. Wash the arugula and set aside to finish air drying. Trim the top off the celery root. Carefully trim the outer skin of the root. Then for best results use a mandolin to make thin slices of the root. If you dont have a mandolin, use a knife to make as thin slices as possible. Toss the celery root in the bowl with the arugula. Add a tablespoon of capers and season with sea salt and pepper. Squeeze the juice of half a lemon and drizzle with olive oil (about 3 tablespoons) Toss together, taste, adjust seasoning if needed and plate, finish with freshly shaved Parmesan. Super easy, delicious and fresh.
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Tags: arugula, arugula, celery root, fall, Salads

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about 4 years ago Lucia from Madison

Loved this salad. Made it last night - http://sowhatareyoumakingfordinner...
I had never used celery root before. My husband loved it!
And the dressing is what I usually use on my salad. Never was a fan of bottle dressings. It seems like you eating the dressing and not enjoying the ingredients of the salad.
Just subscribed to you blog! Wish I saw that shrimp recipe before I made dinner last night!
Hope you visit mine.


about 4 years ago Nicole Franzen

Thanks! I am glad you like it. The key is to have super fresh ingredients. Salads are better with simple dressings. I feel most store bought dressing are over powering and awful. It doesn't have to be complicated just keep it light, fresh and tasty :) Have you ever checked out my blog? I bet you would enjoy it.



about 4 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

I do subscribe to your blog. Your photos are gorgeous.


about 4 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Nicole, you and I definitely have the same taste in salad. I have a bowl of your lentil salad in my refrigerator right now--it will be lunch today. And as soon as my CSA gets celery root--which should be very soon--I'll be making this.