Roasted celeriac with garlic and thyme makes a great low carb side dish and a great alternative to potatoes. A perfect side dish for holidays or a hearty dinner.
If you are new to celeriac, try it just like a potato. You can enjoy it mashed, roasted or even as French fries. There are no limit to delicious celeriac recipes. I enjoy this recipe served with my mushroom walnut loaf with a mushroom sauce for a hearty dinner.
What is celeriac?
Celeriac is also known as celery root and although it is closely related to the celery family, has a large bulbous appearance, rather like a bumpy turnip. You may have passed it in the supermarket as it’s not the most eye catching of vegetables.
Is celeriac low carb?
Although celeriac is grown as a root vegetable which are normally high in carbs, it is suitable for a low carb diet. 100g of celeriac is 7.2 net carbs which is about half normal potatoes.
What does roasted celeriac taste like?
Celeriac can be served cooked or raw with both having different flavours. Served raw it has a celery like taste with lots of crunch too. When cooked the flavour has a slight sweetness.
Tips & Suggestions
Try other flavours to roast the celeriac with. Rosemary, walnuts & thyme, cayenne pepper all work.
For a quicker roasting time, cut the celeriac into smaller squares.
Other low carb side dishes
Roasted Celeriac with Garlic & Thyme
- 1 large celeriac about 3 cups chopped
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic peeled & chopped
- 1 tablespoon thyme
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- Preheat the oven to 200C/400F degrees.
- Peel and cut the celeriac into wedges or 1 ½ inch chunky squares.
- Toss the cubes with the oil on a rimmed baking sheet and season with the salt & pepper
- Roast for 20 minutes.
- Remove and toss the celeriac in the pan. Sprinkle the chopped garlic and thyme over the celeriac and roast for a further 15 minutes.
- Serve warm