German Celery Root Salad


Celery root salad (Selleriesalat) is a staple in Germany in winter. You can buy it ready-made in a jar but my mom always made it for us from scratch. If you like, you can add garlic or fresh herbs, but I prefer it plain.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins
4 servings


  • 2 celeriac (celery root), peeled and cut into quarters

  • 2 cups water

  • 1 tablespoon salt, or as needed

  • 1 large onion, finely chopped

  • 5 tablespoons white vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon rapeseed oil


  1. Combine celeriac pieces, water, and 1 tablespoon salt in a saucepan, bring to a boil and cook until celeriac is soft, 15 to 20 minutes. Drain, reserving cooking liquid, and set aside to cool, about 1 hour. Cube celeriac and place in a bowl with onion.

  2. Stir together cooled cooking liquid, vinegar, and sugar. Pour over celeriac and onion. Add oil and mix well. Season with salt.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

238 Calories
5g Fat
47g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 238
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 2149mg 93%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 8g 28%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 35mg 174%
Calcium 185mg 14%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 1256mg 27%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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