Quinoa and Celeriac Salad Quinoa and Celeriac Salad

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Celeriac is an underappreciated fall vegetable, mostly due to its strange, knobby exterior. Don't be scared of its size: Trimming off all the brown skin will leave you with only about
two-thirds of the actual root. Celeriac oxidizes and turns brown quickly, so be sure to coat it with the dressing right after cutting it.

  • Portion size 6 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: November 2012



In saucepan, bring 2 cups water to boil; add quinoa and 1/4 tsp each of the salt and pepper. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and simmer until tender and no liquid remains, about 12 minutes. Remove from heat; let stand for 15 minutes. Fluff with fork; let cool to room temperature.

Meanwhile, cut tomatoes in half lengthwise; toss with 2 tsp of the oil, vinegar and pinch each of the remaining salt and pepper. Roast, cut side up, on parchment paper–lined baking sheet in 375°F (190°C) oven until lightly browned and shrivelled, about 25 minutes. Let cool to room temperature.

Meanwhile, on separate baking sheet, toast sunflower seeds in 375°F (190°C) oven until golden and fragrant, about 5 minutes. Let cool to room temperature.

Meanwhile, trim and peel celeriac. Using mandoline or sharp knife, julienne into 1/8-inch (3 mm) thick strips; place in large bowl. Add lemon juice and remaining oil, salt and pepper; toss well. Stir in mayonnaise and mustard until combined.

Add quinoa, red onion, half of the sunflower seeds and the dill; mix well. Garnish with remaining sunflower seeds and roasted tomatoes.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 608 mg
  • Sugars 15 g
  • Protein 9 g
  • Calories 220.0
  • Total fat 8 g
  • Potassium 504 mg
  • Cholesterol 64 mg
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Total carbohydrate 32 g


  • Iron 21.0
  • Folate 19.0
  • Calcium 15.0
  • Vitamin A 10.0
  • Vitamin C 28.0
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Quinoa and Celeriac Salad