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Celery Root Puree

30 Minutes I Makes: 4 servings


  • 2 medium celery root (celeriac), peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup warm water, or as needed
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  • Chopped fresh cilantro or parsley
  • Grated ginger
  • Plain yogurt or sour cream
  • Chile flakes
Celery Root Puree


  1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil.
  2. Add the celery root to the pot and let the water return to a boil. Reduce the heat to simmer and
    cook until the celery root is easy to pierce with a fork (20 minutes). Drain the water and put the
    celery root in a bowl.
  3. Place the pot back over medium heat and add the butter. Let it melt, add the garlic, and sauté
    for 30 seconds. Put the celery root back in the pot. Stir to coat and cook until the celery root
    begins to get a bit mushy (5 minutes).
  4. Turn off the heat, use a potato masher, hand mixer, or a sturdy fork to mash the root until
    smooth like mashed potatoes adding water as needed. Stir in whichever of the additions you like
    and season with salt and pepper to taste.

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