Baked root celery with gorgonzola

Earthy and bright celery root, with salty gorgonzola and rich hazelnuts? Yes. Yes. Yes. There’s nothing about this deliciously simple low-carb appetizer that you won’t adore!
Earthy and bright celery root, with salty gorgonzola and rich hazelnuts? Yes. Yes. Yes. There’s nothing about this deliciously simple low-carb appetizer that you won’t adore!
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4 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 1 lb 450 g celery root
  • 3 tablespoons 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • sea salt and pepper
  • 3 oz. 75 g baby spinach
  • 513 tablespoons 80 ml hazelnuts
  • 3 tablespoons 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 oz. 75 g mushrooms
  • 1 1 red onionred onions
  • 513 oz. 150 g blue cheese or gorgonzola cheese or roquefort cheese, at room temperature

Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Wash the celery root. You don’t need to peel it. Cut away the roots and slice into ½-inch slices.
  3. Place on a baking sheet with parchment paper. Brush olive oil on both sides and sprinkle a generous amount of sea salt on top.
  4. Bake for 45 minutes, or until the celery root has turned golden brown and soft.
  5. Meanwhile, cut the mushrooms and sauté in butter until golden and soft. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Roast the nuts quickly in a dry, hot frying pan, until fragrant. Let them cool slightly, and chop them coarsely.
  7. Mix red onions, spinach, mushrooms and hazelnuts in a bowl.
  8. Remove the baked root celery from the oven.
  9. Place on plates and add the salad on top. Serve with a generous amount of blue cheese and a few drops of olive oil.

Tip!

Go nuts! Try adding sliced almonds, or chopped pecans and cashews. Or even some of your favorite seeds. Lightly sautéed kale or chard also makes a delicious alternative to spinach.

4 Comments

  1. Fiona
    This looks delicious, thanks, I will try it. (For UK readers, Root celery is known as Celeriac here).
  2. Nani
    I've made it today for dinner... simply delicious, what a creative, beautiful meal! Thanks for posting it! I'll for sure be using root celery for other dishes... maybe as a "half-bread" for an open hamburger?
  3. Helen
    This looks very tasty, so far we have loved all the meals...yum
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  5. Margie
    I have just bought some celeriac which is root celery in Australia and will try this with goats cheese.

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