Lately there has been some dissent in the Fearless household. I personally am obsessed with vegetables. I've always felt that vegetables are an integral part of every meal, and that a balanced meal needs to have a vegetable dish on the table. I have been informed that this is not acceptable and is in fact a source of great ire and frustration. Some members of the household do not want to see a vegetable dish on the table. They will not eat it, or at least will not eat much of it, and will throw away the rest. What they want - demand - to see is main dish, starch and that's it. I guess what I need to do is incorporate even more vegetables into the main dish, cut out even more meat from our diets and find ways to make up for the recipes elsewhere.
That doesn't always work though. I made this dish on a day when the main dish was very light and in fact very small in volume. The thing with celery root is that it's high in fiber and in water. It's filling. It's good for you. You can eat it raw or cooked, so it makes a good salad for the winter months. Our daughter loves pomegranate and she just adored this salad. In fact, she loved this dish so much she completely neglected her main dish. I could have done so easily myself. (I made this a couple of weeks ago and in fact the child has not stopped demanding this dish since then.)
There is no cost per serving associated with this dish. Two of the most expensive ingredients were gifts, so I have no way to populate the spreadsheet! I used some of one of those mammoth pomegranates and some of that delicious lime-infused olive oil. If you have a food processor this dish takes no time at all to make.
Pomegranate and Celery Root Salad (serves 4 - 8; approx. cost per serving not available)
2 celery roots, peeled and shredded
1 1/2 cups pomegranate arils
2 tablespoons lime-infused extra virgin olive oil
4 tablespoons white wine vinegar
Aleppo pepper to taste
- Small bowl
- Combine the celery root and the pomegranate in the serving vessel.
- Combine the remaining ingredients in the small bowl.
- Whisk to emulsify.
- Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss to combine.