Celeriac Root with Honey Mustard Dressing

I learned about celeriac very recently from David, my father-in-law. By happenstance, a celeriac root arrived this week in our CSA box. This recipe is inspired by his lightly pickled celeriac recipe.  It would go well as a side dish with a roast or pork chops.

Why It Works

The honey mustard dressing adds a sweetness that complements the subtle celeriac root flavor. Beware of the celeriac leaves though. They have a really strong celery flavor. I won’t be eating them except as an aromatic vegetable in a stock.

Celeriac Root with Honey Mustard Dressing

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Celeriac root, with its mild and unusual celery flavor, offers a crunchy texture in this simple salad. The honey mustard dressing is subtle and complements celeriac wonderfully in this refreshing recipe.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Anna&Alex
Keyword: 10 ingredients or less, family-friendly, refreshing, salad, sauce, vegan, vegetarian
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 50kcal
Author: Anna Rider


  • Chopping Board
  • Knife
  • Saucepan
  • Peeler
  • Garlic Press
  • Citrus Juicer


  • 1 head (1 head) Celeriac
  • 1 clove (1 clove) Shallot
  • 1 clove (1 clove) Garlic
  • 1/2 (0.5 ) Lemon
  • 1 tablespoon (1 tablespoon) Olive oil, Extra virgin is best
  • 1 teaspoon (1 teaspoon) Salt
  • 1 teaspoon (1 teaspoon) Pepper, Freshly ground
  • 1 teaspoon (1 teaspoon) Dijon Mustard
  • 2 teaspoons (2 teaspoons) Honey, I always use Manuka honey from New Zealand.


  • Gather the ingredients. I left the garlic out in the picture but don't forget it!

Prepare the Celeriac Root

  • Chop the leaves off. Keep them for making stock in another recipe. Or discard them. 
  • Boil water in a small pot. Put the celeriac root in the boiling water.
  • Boil the root for about 5 minutes. It will be cooked when you can stab celeriac with a fork.
  • Remove the celeriac and run under cold water to cool. Peel the outer skin with a vegetable peeler. Do your best. It is tough to get around the root.
  • Finish trimming the roots with a paring knife as it will not be easy to peel the knobby parts.
  • Slice the root thinly. 
  • Cut the sliced root into a thick batonnet size. 

Prepare honey mustard dressing

  • Using a garlic press, squeeze through the clove of garlic.
  • Quarter the shallot.
  • Press the shallot through the garlic press. 
  • Squeeze the lemon juice into the mixing bowl with the garlic and shallot.
  • Add the salt, pepper, honey, and Dijon mustard.
  • Mix the dressing together. 
  • Add the celeriac root to the dressing. 
  • Toss together until evenly mixed.
  • Enjoy the honey mustard celeriac root with a delicious rib roast! Yum.


We got our celeriac from one of our CSA boxes, Greenhearts Family Farm. Learn more about the CSA services I subscribe to.  I've also seen celeriac sold at Safeway and Whole Foods. 


Calories: 50kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Sodium: 1256mg | Potassium: 79mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin C: 15.8mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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About Anna Rider

Hi! I'm Anna, a food writer who documents kitchen experiments on GarlicDelight.com with the help of my physicist and taste-testing husband, Alex. I have an insatiable appetite for noodles 🍜 and believe in "improv cooking".

3 thoughts on “Celeriac Root with Honey Mustard Dressing”

  1. Hi there. I have some in the fridge now. Looks to be an excellent year for celeriac
    Love it. I m on the in-law side of this family

    • Hi Jean!
      It’s great to meet you, even it’s online.
      Let me know what you end up making with your Celeriac.
      If we’re ever in Cleveland, we’ll be sure to visit as well.

      Anna & Alex

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