Celery Root, Apple and Walnut Salad

What is that strange looking thing in the vegetable rack? My daughter asks me insistently while I was mentally checking if I missed a vegetable or not for the minestrone I was going to prepare. Done with my mental check, I turned to the vegetable she was referring to. That strange looking thing, my dear, is going to end up in our paper bag because I need it for a salad. The big, bulbous celeriac or celery root is delicious when combined with apples and walnuts in a coleslaw. It is a variety of celery that is grown for its edible roots, thus, it tastes similar to the common celery stalks.

I love flavors that bite especially when it's a competition between tartness and saltiness or sweetness. It does overwhelm my taste buds at times but this is the tang that gets my attention. Piquant food stimulates my appetite so a little portion of this paired with just a slice or two of smoked salmon makes a great appetizer. I take is as a promise of a good meal ahead of me. 

As part of the Thanksgiving site, I am sharing this Celery Root, Apple and Walnut Salad recipe with you. You can access the recipe right at Thanksgiving itself. This can serve as another idea for your Thanksgiving spread. Wait for the others I am sharing!

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