A bowl serving celeriac ribbons tossed with chard, garlic & pumpkin seeds

Celeriac ribbons tossed with chard, garlic & pumpkin seeds

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 15 mins

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Serves 2

Peel celeriac into ribbons to make this fabulous celeriac 'pasta' served with chard, pecorino, garlic and thyme. It's gluten-free and packed with flavour

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal418
  • fat31g
  • saturates9g
  • carbs14g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre14g
  • protein13g
  • salt2.1g
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  • 1 small celeriac, peeled



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

  • 1 lemon, juiced



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

  • 40g pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 15g butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 4 thyme sprigs, leaves removed
  • 2 finely chopped cloves of garlic



    Part of the lily, or alium, family, of which onions are also a member, garlic is one of the most…

  • ½ tsp of dried chilli flakes
  • 1 bunch of chard, leaves separated from stalks, stalks sliced and leaves shredded
  • 20g pecorino


  1. Using a good vegetable peeler, cut long, wide strips (about the width of pappardelle) around the circumference of the celeriac, into a bowl of water and lemon juice, until you have lots of ribbons. Allow for more than you would if using pasta.

  2. Dry-fry the pumpkin seeds in a pan until they’ve puffed and popped. Set aside.

  3. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil. Add the celeriac for 1 min, drain and reserve the water. In a non-stick frying pan, heat the oil and butter until the butter has melted and foamed up. Add the thyme, garlic and chilli.

  4. Cook the garlic mixture for 5 mins until fragrant and almost golden, add the chard stalks and stir, cooking for a couple more mins. Add the pumpkin seeds and the chard leaves, season and squeeze in some lemon juice. Turn up the heat and stir in half the grated cheese. Add the celeriac and a slosh of the cooking water and toss, shaking the pan until the sauce looks glossy. Divide between plates, top with more cheese and serve.

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28th Jun, 2020
Super fabulous. Followed recipe to the latter. Celeriac is so flavoursome. First time I've bought pecorino and although only a little is used, it balances the flavours perfectly. Had it as a side. Only thing was I sliced celeriac by hand so it wasnt so fine, so cooked it slightly longer.
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28th May, 2020
I absolutely love this recipe. Highly recommend. Fresh, tasty and satisfying.
28th Apr, 2020
I was given some Chard from a friends garden and wasn't sure what to do with it but I found this recipe. It was absolutely delicious, it far surpassed expectations, I will definitely be making it again, utterly yummy and the celeriac replacing pasta was a revelation.
Elisabeth K
8th Nov, 2018
Creative recipe. Used swede instead of celeriac, and spinach and raddish leaves as greens. Could not wait to cook it, and it tastes just as nice as I imagined. Thank you!
11th Oct, 2017
What a fabulously scrummy recipe. Will certainly do again. I did make some tweaks... Instead of chard I used Cavolo Nero (as that's what was in the shop at the time). I added sliced chestnut mushrooms at the same time as the garlic, thyme, etc. And lastly I added a slug of white wine to the pan once the Cavolo had gone in to help wilt the leaves... Truly tasty dish!
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