Salmon with mustardy celeriac mash

Salmon with mustardy celeriac mash

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(11 ratings)

Ready 25-30 minutes


Serves 2
If beauty is skin deep, then celeriac is a case in point - and it's delicious when served as a creamy mash

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal236
  • fat13g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs6g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre9g
  • protein25g
  • salt0.98g
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  • 2 salmon fillets, about 100g/4oz each
  • 700g celeriac, peeled to remove all the knobbly skin and cut into chunks like potato



    The unsung hero of the vegetable world, knobbly, odd-shaped celeriac has a subtle, celery-like…

  • 2 tsp wholegrain mustard



    A condiment made by mixing the ground seeds of the mustard plant with a combination of…

  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 100g baby spinach leaves



    Used in almost every cuisine across the world, spinach is an enormously popular green vegetable…


  1. Brush the salmon lightly with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Line a grill pan with foil and lay the salmon on top.

  2. Place the celeriac in a pan with cold water to cover. Salt and bring to the boil. Lower the heat, cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes until tender. Preheat the grill to medium. Whisk together the mustard, lemon juice, a pinch of sugar, salt, pepper and 1 tbsp olive oil.

  3. Grill the salmon for five minutes on each side. Meanwhile, drain the celeriac, reserving 1 tbsp cooking water. Return the celeriac to the pan. Mash until fairly smooth. Add the spinach, stirring occasionally over a low heat, until wilted. Stir in 1 tbsp mustard dressing and the reserved cooking water. Season.

  4. Spoon the mash on to two warm plates and top each with a fillet. Drizzle over the leftover dressing.

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Comments (10)

pmaskell's picture

Really delicious. We love celeriac anyway, but the addition of the spinach and mustardy dressing take it to another level. Half potato/half celeriac also works really well, if you need to double the recipe to serve four.

carol101261's picture

Absolutely loved it, as did all the family.It is brilliant if you are on Weight Watchers too!

kingies's picture

Instead of the cooking water use half fat creme fraiche - makes the mash beautifully creamy.

jojo-jojo's picture

Absolutely lovely. The celeriac made a fantastic change and the mustard dressing complemented both the celeriac and the salmon fabulously. I'll certainly be making this again.

eclectikat's picture

This is an excellent dish. I've made it several times now, so simple and so delicious. The celeriac ends up tasting quite creamy in spite of there being no cream in it and the wholegrain mustard really complements its delicate flavor. Makes for a really filling and quite posh meal, and very low on carbs and calories. Super.

bronoma's picture

I did not have salmon so used beef casserole instead and added a little creme fraiche to the celeriac mash. Delicious. It is a nice way of eating spinach which I only stirred in for a couple of minutes rather than wilting it.

chantelmyburgh's picture

very easy to prepare! I think celeriac is an acquired taste but nevertheless interesting! Mustard dressing really complimented the dish!

madeintheuk's picture

Liked by everyone, extremely tasty, and will definitely make again.

therobynem's picture

made this for a dinner party, very easy to prepare but really delicious. Will definitely make this again!

liztomadin's picture

I enjoyed this dish, and the celeriac made an interesting change from potato. It was really quick and easy to make and my children ate it too, although with some hollandaise instead of the mustard dressing.

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