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!
    Overhead view of ingredients including celeriac, lemon, shallot, and seasonings.Pin

Prepare the Celeriac Root

  • Chop the leaves off. Keep them for making stock in another recipe. Or discard them. 
    A knife chopping the leaves off celeriac on a cutting board.Pin
  • Boil water in a small pot. Put the celeriac root in the boiling water.
    The celeriac root sitting in boiling water in a metal pot.Pin
  • Boil the root for about 5 minutes. It will be cooked when you can stab celeriac with a fork.
    A fork piercing into the celeriac root.Pin
  • 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.
    A peeler peeling the outer layer of the celeriac root.Pin
  • Finish trimming the roots with a paring knife as it will not be easy to peel the knobby parts.
    The knife trimming the extra knots off the peeled celeriac root.Pin
  • Slice the root thinly. 
    Knife slicing the celeriac root thinly.Pin
  • Cut the sliced root into a thick batonnet size. 
    Knife cutting the sliced celeriac root into thick batonnets.Pin

Prepare honey mustard dressing

  • Using a garlic press, squeeze through the clove of garlic.
    A garlic press squeezing a clove of garlic.Pin
  • Quarter the shallot.
    Knife cutting shallot in quarters.Pin
  • Press the shallot through the garlic press. 
    A garlic press squeezing shallot.Pin
  • Squeeze the lemon juice into the mixing bowl with the garlic and shallot.
    Anna's hand squeezing half a lemon.Pin
  • Add the salt, pepper, honey, and Dijon mustard.
    White plate with salt, pepper, honey, and dijon mustard tipped into the mixing bowl.Pin
  • Mix the dressing together. 
    A mixing bowl with the honey mustard dressing.Pin
  • Add the celeriac root to the dressing. 
    A mixing bowl with the honey mustard dressing and the celeriac root.Pin
  • Toss together until evenly mixed.
    A mixing bowl with the honey mustard dressing mixed in with the celeriac root. Recipe from garlicdelight.com.Pin
  • Enjoy the honey mustard celeriac root with a delicious rib roast! Yum.
    Celeriac Root with Honey Mustard Dressing -- You'll love this recipe inspired by Grandma Jo, passed down to us. It's an easy and delicious way to enjoy celeriac! | garlicdelight.comPin


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".

5 thoughts on “Celeriac Root with Honey Mustard Dressing”

  1. Hello,
    I was glad to find this simple, delicious recipe when I had celeriac and didn’t know what to do with it.
    It would be much easier for me if the ingredient list and instructions were available all on one page, without scrolling back and forth through photos.

    Thank you!

    • Hi Sharin,
      Thanks for your feedback. I always look for ways to improve my readers’ experience. Did you try using the Print Recipe button? Would this view meet your requirements? For example, the celeriac recipe is available here using the Print view: https://garlicdelight.com/wprm_print/510

      Alternatively, did you try the No images button? Would that recipe view without photos have also solved your problem?

  2. 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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