Celeriac coleslaw

Celeriac coleslaw

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Prep: 15 mins No cook


Serves 4
This large, knobbly root vegetable is lovely raw as well as cooked, and wonderful in this French-style coleslaw

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal166
  • fat15g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs7g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre4g
  • protein2g
  • salt0.7g


  • ½ celeriac



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

  • juice ½ lemon



    Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…

  • 1 Granny Smith apple
  • 5 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • handful chopped parsley



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…


  1. Use a vegetable peeler or sharp knife to remove the skin from the halved celeriac. (Rub a little lemon juice over the cut side of the other half before storing it, or it will turn brown.) Cut into thin slices, then cut into long matchstick strips as thin as you can. Do the same with the apple, discarding the core.

  2. Mix together the mayonnaise, mustard, lemon juice and parsley, then toss through the celeriac and apple.

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18th Nov, 2019
Really tasty. Made as per recipe but grated celeriac and apple in food processor for speed; it worked well and very quick. I used a pink lady apple as that’s all I had. Will try with walnuts or some sunflower seeds next time
22nd Sep, 2016
I have been meaning to make this for a while; I love celeriac cooked and had it raw in a remoulade type salad we had in France earlier this year. I had had half a celeriac leftover from making our favourite mash (half potato, half celeriac - if you haven't tried it, do). I substituted 0% fat greek yoghurt for half the mayonnaise, and also added the walnuts suggested below. I don't have a food processor so slicing the celeriac and apple into matchsticks was a bit fiddly, but the resulting slaw is well worth it. The mustard gives a lovely punch to the creamy dressing. My husband (who is not keen on normal coleslaw) really liked this too. We had it to accompany some chunky slow cooked 'pulled' cold ham and it went really well with it.
16th Jun, 2014
Made this to go with pulled pork and it was delicious - only change I made was to add a handful of chopped walnuts and to call it Waldorf Slaw ;)
28th Apr, 2012
This is absolutely delicious. Never knowingly eaten celeriac before so was a bit nervous, but this is divine. Went back for seconds and ended up finishing the bowl!! Yum.
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6th Mar, 2012
Really fresh and a tasty change from the usual coleslaw. Reduced the amount of mayo to limit the fat content.
14th Jul, 2011
I had not tasted raw celeriac before and this was the best introduction. It is a really tasty zingy combination and a great alternative coleslaw. Enjoy!
3rd Jun, 2008
I've never had celeriac before, and this was a very nice and yummy introduction to the veg! This is a great quick coleslaw to make and the lemon adds a lovely freshness to it. The only thing I changed was to add a bit of finely chopped red onion and some walnuts to it (I love walnuts in salads and they were a really nice addition to this one). I had a couple of spoons of the coleslaw on top of some baby spinach for a healthy (and very filling!) lunch.
23rd Mar, 2008
We tried this recipe halved, and chilled it before serving. Was a good celery remoulade, made better with a sprinkle of dill. Even my apple-hating husband ate it all up. The sauce & general recipe should work for whatever coleslawy veggies you have around (carrots, cabbage, purple cabbage, turnips, etc), and I would recommend increasing the apple to celeriac-or-other-root-veggie ratio. Yum!
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