Baked celery root chips with hazelnuts, onion and tomatoes | Vegan | Gluten free | Vegan appetizer

I thought it was time to try a new root vegetable, and this time i tried celery root – or so called celeriac (?)!

I have eaten this vegetable before as part of a fancy dish at a fancy restaurant. And i really liked it, but wasn’t so sure how or what to do with it. So i did have to do some googling to find something i wanted to do with this vegetable.

And it resulted in me trying to imitate some sort of fancy dish…. or maybe it was just me being extra fancy and making taco chips using celerery root instead of sweet potato!

I do have some confessions to make before i get into the “recipe”.

  1. I did not like the smell of this vegetable… and the smell seemed to stick to my fingers. So i had to scrub them vigourously with soap to get rid of the smell.
  2. I dislike cooking with root vegetables that are covered in soil. One of the reasons i buy precooked beetroots, because i get paranoid that i will get sick or there will be cross contamination with the soil – doesn’t matter how much i clean the knife and chopping board. I still worry that i could get sick. So i wasn’t a huge fan of the look of this vegetable – hahah.

I feel like i will have to keep experimenting with this vegetable, but i am happy with the results of this dish anyway!

And of course, you can use whatever toppings you like. I just used what i had at home.

1 celery root

1-2tbsp oil

Toppings: such as red onion, garlic, hazelnuts, tomato, avocado and vegan creme friache.

How to:

Preheat the oven to 220 degrees celsius.

Begin by peeling the root celery. And then chopping into c.a 2cm thick slices.

Place on a baking tray and drizzle over some oil and salt.

Bake in the oven c.a 30 minutes – or until the slices are soft and slightly crispy.

In the mean time, in a pan fry the onion, garlic and hazelnuts in some oil for a few minutes.

Once the celery root slices are done, add your toppings and eat like small pizzas/bread slices!

These work great as a snack or as an appetizer!

Note, you can follow this recipe and use different vegetables such as sweet potato or eggplant!

Do you have any other recipe ideas i can make/follow using this vegetable? 🙂

I must admit, i really like these photos and think that they turned out really good both taste and aesthetic wise 🙂

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Lily says:

    Hmm at home we used to make either creamy soup oot of it or add it to any veggie soups to boost the flavor! I actually really like it boiled or steamed but your version looks appetising as well!


  2. carol says:

    I agree, celeriac isn’t the most attractive vegetable 🙂 The only things I have come across to do with this vegetable is to mash it or make fries out of it – use it as a topping on cottage pie instead of mashed potato. I have never tried it myself, mainly because I didn’t have a clue how to prepare/cook it (and if it tastes anything like celery stalks as I dislike this I thought i would`nt like it anyway) but on seeing your recipe I think I`ll give it a try and see!

    Thankyou for sharing this idea – looks really good 🙂


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