Maple Roasted Celeriac


It is party season! My last two posts have focused on party-pleasing appetizers (Mashed Sweet Potato Bites and Cranberry Lentil Crostini). This post is perfect for the party potluck. (Say that three times fast!)

It all begins with celeriac.

What in the world is celeriac? I first met this unsightly vegetable in my CSA box the first year we joined. I had no idea what it was or what to do with it. If you can get past its ugly exterior, it is an easy vegetable to cook, delicious to eat, and packs a decent nutritional punch.

 

I love it paired with potatoes in soup, but I love it even more roasted in a maple glaze. The addition of tart apples and protein-rich tempeh make this recipe a scrumptious main dish.

If you’ve never cooked with celeriac before, the knobby outside can seem intimidating. Don’t let it. Just like winter squash, the outside needs to be cut off in order to reveal the crisp white vegetable. Unlike winter squash, the outside is easily cut off.

 

Once the outside is chopped off, cut the celeriac into bite size pieces, toss with oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper and roast in the oven for a little while. When the celeriac is about halfway cooked, add the apples and roast a little longer.

 
While the celeriac and apples are roasted, crumble the tempeh into a skillet and cook until lightly brown. Tempeh is a soy-based fermented patty. It is low in fat, high in protein, and pretty much awesome (especially with apples!). 
 
 
Add the tempeh to the apples and celeriac. Drizzle the maple glaze over everything and stir to combine. Roast for a few more minutes to allow all the flavors to combine. 
 
 
The rosemary in the maple glaze elevates the dish and brings all the elements together. Once it is cooked, taste for seasoning and add more salt or pepper as needed. Serve warm. This also heats up wonderfully, so you can make it the day before the potluck and just warm it up before serving!
 
Maple Roasted Celeriac
Serves 6
A perfectly balanced sweet and tangy sauce is roasted into the celeriac complementing its mildly bitter flavor.
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Total Time
40 min
Total Time
40 min
202 calories
29 g
0 g
7 g
9 g
3 g
231 g
233 g
14 g
0 g
4 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
231g
Servings
6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 202
Calories from Fat 60
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g
11%
Saturated Fat 3g
15%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 233mg
10%
Total Carbohydrates 29g
10%
Dietary Fiber 4g
16%
Sugars 14g
Protein 9g
Vitamin A
1%
Vitamin C
20%
Calcium
11%
Iron
12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 1/2 lbs. celeriac
  2. 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  3. 2 tart apples
  4. 8 oz tempeh
  5. 1/4 cup maple syrup
  6. 3 tablespoons dijon mustard
  7. 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  8. 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
  9. salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a rimmed baking sheet with tin foil.
  2. Peel and chop the celeriac into 1 inch chunks. Toss with oil, salt and pepper. Roast until it starts to brown, about 10-12 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, cut the apples into 1 inch chunks (leave on the peeling). Add to the baking pan, tossing to combine. Roast another 6-10 minutes, or until tender.
  4. Mix together the maple syrup, mustard, vinegar, and rosemary in a small bowl. Taste and add salt and pepper as needed.
  5. Heat oil in a small skillet; add crumbled tempeh. Cook, stirring often, until brown and crispy, about 5 minutes.
  6. Add the tempeh and maple syrup glaze to the baking sheet and stir to combine. Let roast for another 5 minutes. Serve warm.
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calories
202
fat
7g
protein
9g
carbs
29g
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2 Responses

  1. Coralie says:

    Made this last night and it was great! It will be my go-to recipe whenever I get the creepy-looking vegetable from the CSA 🙂