Celeriac (Celery Root), Onions & Lemon

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

Celeriac is very ugly looking and you do waste a lot peeling it but try it - if you like celery you'll love this vegetable it has a mild celery flavor. The onion & lemon compliment it. I threw this together last night and it was rather good - You have to peel all the knots of the celeric and get in to the white flesh.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Peel the root so you have only the white flesh, cut it into pieces apprx 1/8" thick and bite size.
  2. Immerse prepared celeriac in boiling water and boil 5 minutes, drain (keep the water to use in a soup recipe).
  3. Spray a fry pan (large enough to hold the veggies in a single layer) and heat it, Add celeriac& Onions.
  4. Rotate the veggies but allow the onions and celeriac to brown apprx 10 minutes.
  5. Sprinkle lemon over the veggies.
  6. Serve as a side dish vegetable.


Most Helpful

Great recipe for a first time celeric eater! I received celeric in this week's organic CSA box and I had no idea what to do with it. This recipe was easy to make and really let us taste what celeric is. The lemon is a great enhancer. Thanks for this recipe!

VegSocialWorker March 21, 2006

Very lovely and simple dish that highlights the subtle but crisp flavor of celeriac. I steamed my celeriac until just tender enough to be pierced with a fork, rather than blanching. The onion adds more substance to this and a nice flavor that doesn't overpower the celeriac. The lemon juice ties them together quite well. I found this made more like 3-4 servings...2 servings would have to be huge. I think this dish would be a great intro to celeriac- it really gives you a good impression of how exactly it tastes...yummy!

Roosie December 17, 2004

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