Celeriac Meze with Yogurt & Walnuts

February 12, 2017


Author Notes: This is another meze dish very quick and easy to make. You can serve it as a side dish or a salad on its own. Celeriac roots are quite often used in Turkish cuisine. I love the earthy flavours of this versatile winter root vegetable cooked or raw.Piper Nigrum (GamzE)

Serves: 4-6

Ingredients

  • 3 medium celeriac roots
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 carrots
  • 150 gr walnut
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 2-3 tablespoons orange juice
  • 4 dried chilli peppers
  • 2 cardamom seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup strained yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • parsley
  • salt&pepper
  • evoo

Directions

  1. Grate the celeriac roots and squeeze some lemon juice on top to prevent oxidation.Grate carrots slightly larger than celeriac. In a large bowl mix orange zest, crushed cardamom seeds,grated walnuts, grated garlic, the spices, mayonnaise and yogurt.
  2. Add grated carrots and celeriac. Mix well. Add the chillies on top. Reserve 2-3 hours in the fridge before serving. Add some chopped parsley and drizzle some extra virgin olive oil on top.
  3. The earthy flavours of celeriac and the fruity flavour of the orange balance well with the chillies and the yogurt.

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