Picture a dish that harmoniously blends earthy flavors, creamy textures, and wholesome goodness—a smashed celery root creation that elevates the dining experience to a new level.
The flavor of this dish is a delightful marriage of robust celery root, aromatic garlic, and savory onions. The celery root’s inherent earthiness is complemented by the subtle pungency of garlic and the sweet undertones of caramelized onions. Together, they create a symphony of savory notes that dance on your palate with each indulgent bite.
The taste is further enriched by the creaminess that envelops every mouthful. The oat milk creamer lends a velvety texture, providing a dairy-free alternative that’s both luxurious and ethically conscious. Condensed goat milk adds a hint of richness and depth, contributing a unique creaminess that perfectly balances the dish. The combination of these creamy elements coats your taste buds, creating a luscious and satisfying experience.
The texture is a masterpiece of contrasts. The smashed celery root retains a rustic, slightly chunky consistency, offering a hearty bite that showcases the vegetable’s natural essence. Simultaneously, the creamy oat milk and goat milk concoction adds a silky smoothness, creating a delightful interplay between the hearty and the velvety.
Now, let’s talk about health benefits. Celery root is not only rich in fiber, which aids digestion, but it also contains essential vitamins and minerals, contributing to overall well-being. Garlic and onions bring antioxidant properties and potential immune-boosting benefits, while oat milk is known for its heart-healthy qualities. Goat milk offers a good source of protein and essential nutrients, making this dish a nutritious choice.
To top it all off, a sprinkle of fresh parsley adds a burst of freshness and a vibrant touch. Beyond its role as a garnish, parsley brings additional health benefits, offering vitamins and antioxidants that complement the wholesome nature of this dish.
In summary, this smashed celery root creation is a flavor-packed, creamy delight that not only excites the taste buds but also nourishes the body. It’s a culinary journey that celebrates the richness of natural ingredients, providing a symphony of tastes, textures, and health benefits in every mouthwatering bite.
- 2 celery root bulbs
- 1/2 c oat butter
- 1 c Silk unsweetened Oat milk creamer
- 1 c Chobani oat milk, extra creamy
- Celtic sea salt & fresh ground black pepper
- Italian seasoning
- fresh chopped chives or parsley (garnish)
- 3 T oat butter, divided
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 1 1/2 cups sliced leeks, white and light green parts only
- 1 large bunch or 2 small bunches celery, chopped, divided
- 2 cloves garlic, grated
- 4 cups vegetable stock
- 2 FREH bay leaves
- 1/4 to 1/3 cream of coconut or Chobani oat milk or condensed goat milk
- Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 1/2 to 1 1/2 t Celtic sea salt, to taste
- Fresh chopped chives or parsley, for garnish
Instructions for Root Preparation:
Peel celery root. Cut it into chunks. Put into a pot of boiling seasoned water for 5 – 10 minutes.
Drain smash, and whip with oat milk butter, creamer, and milk. Season to taste. Set aside.
Instruction for Stalk Preparations:
- Saute onions, leeks, celery and garlic
- Add organic vegetable stock, bay leaves, and seasonings
- Simmer covered for 20 – 30 minutes. Remove bay leaves and set aside.
- Puree celery stalks.
- Pour blended celery stalks back into a large pot.
- Mix in the non-dairy kinds of milk of choice (the thicker the better).
- Whisk in celery root so there remains chunkiness. Add the bay leaves that were set aside.
- Simmer on very low for 20 minutes then cool covered for 10 minutes before serving
- Serve with garnish, choice: celery leaves, chives, parsley, pumpkin seeds.