This is the first time I tried this recipe specifically for this contest. I love the earthy taste of celery root and the dijon and lemon only enhance the flavor. I adapted this recipe from the one on David Lebovitz's blog. I added two stalks of celery and their leaves, which brightened up the dish in both color and taste. —lesmcs
4-6 as a side dish
heaping dijon mustard
juice of 1/2 lemon
freshly ground pepper
1 or 2
celery roots, depending on size (roughly 2 pounds)
stalks from inner most part of bunch of celery, including leaves
Make the dressing by combining mayo, mustard, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a large bowl.
Peel the celery root and shred using a food processor with the grater attachment or use a cheese grater. Put shredded celery root into bowl with the dressing and stir until combined. If there is too much celery root freeze it to use in soup at a later date.
Chop celery stalks and mix into salad. Adjust seasoning and serve with a sprinkling of celery salt on top.