A lot of people confuse celery root with plain old celery, but let me tell you, it's completely different and makes a perfect puree. This root has many natural therapeutic properties; it is antiseptic, calming, stimulates the metabolic system and aids in the fat burning process. It is packed with Vitamins A, C, E, K, which are excellent antioxidants and beauty boosters and picks up many minerals from the soil.
I love making celery root puree in lieu of comforting foods like mashed potatoes. The recipe I whip up is ultra creamy, rich and extremely satisfying. If you think about all the beauty boosting properties found in celery root, it will be hard to go back to high carb and fattening mashed potato recipes.
Related: Potato Free Mashed Potatoes
- 1 package of cooked beets (I buy mine from Trader Joes)
- 1/4 cup coconut spread or vegan butter
- 2 celery roots, stalks detached
- 1/2 almond milk
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp sage
- 1/2 tsp Himalayan salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp rosemary
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 cup water
- Cut the beets into cubes, and throw into a small mixing bowl.
- Whip together 1 tbsp olive oil, rosemary, salt and pepper, oregano and sage with the beets and set aside.
- Chop the celery root into cubes and place in a cooking pot.
- Add the Almond Milk and 1 cup of water to the pot and boil the celery root until they can be easily pierced with a fork.
- Add the coconut spread more salt and pepper, thyme and oregano to the cooking pot and mix.
- Turn off the heat, and blend the celery root with the rest of the ingredients with a hand held immersion blender in the pot or transfer to a high speed blender.
- Once the celery root is whipped, serve with the marinated beets on top.
- I set the beets on top of the puree for styling purposes, I like to eat this dish with the beets mixed in with the puree once it has been presented at the table. Enjoy!
When I was young I would go days living off of only mashed potatoes (I was obsessed), so I’ve found many healthy substitutions to make so that I can still enjoy the same consistency and similar flavor. Keep an eye out for another “mashed” recipe in the near future, you wont want to miss it!