A few months ago, my food processor broke down and I had to buy a new one. Since then, every time I use my new food processor I always want to give myself a congratulatory pat on the back for choosing this one, because it is so amazing. The first time I used it, I threw all kinds of fruits and veggies in there just to test how long it would take to chop everything into teeny tiny pieces – mostly just a few seconds! Since then, I use my food processor almost every other day – it’s just so easy to just use it instead of grating carrots or other hard veggies by hand.
One of the dishes that are much less time consuming to prepare with my little kitchen helper is this tasty salad. Instead of grating the celery root, apple and carrots by hand, you can just throw everything in a food processor and Tadaa! Instant salad! (Though you can of course also grate the ingredients by hand.) Just make sure to process the apple on it’s own, as it will turn to mush if you process it with the harder vegetables. This salad works great as a main course, and you can also easily transport it to uni or to work as it’s keeps fresh and crisp for a few hours even without a fridge. Just give it a try!
- 50 g celery root
- 1 small apple (about 100 g)
- 2 medium sized carrots (about 75 g each)
- 1 tablespoon lime oil
- 1/2 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar
- coarse black pepper
- a few celery leaves for serving
Wash and clean the vegetables and the apple. Peel the celery root and carrots and either grate by hand or place in a food processor. Pulse for a few seconds until the veggies are as finely chopped as you like. Core the apple and grate or process as well. Prepare a dressing from lime oil, balsamic vinegar and a pinch of salt. Mix the grated veggies with the apple and dressing and season to taste with salt and black pepper. Garnish with some celery leaves for serving. Enjoy!
Note: This serves one hungry person as a main course or two to three as a side dish or starter.