German Apple and Celery Root Salad or Selleriesalat in German which is more commonly known as the Waldorf Salad here in the States!
For the past few weeks on our Culinary Journey around the World, we were over in Ireland to celebrate St. Patricks Day! Today, we are jumping back over to Germany for some German Apple and Celery Root Salad to go with our German Homemade Sauerkraut and German Spargel Reis Suppe or Asparagus and Rice Soup!
German Apple and Celery Root Salad, also known as celery remoulade, with celery root, green or green apple, and a mayonnaise Dijon dressing. Celery root looks like a giant turnip, but tastes more like a cross between celery and jicama. This salad tastes like coleslaw but without cabbage. I think you’ll enjoy it as much as we did!
The typical German breakfast (Frühstück) starts out with coffee or tea and some bread rolls (Brötchen) with butter, marmalades, or honey. Germans also like to have Quark (a type of curd cheese), Wurt (sausage), Käse (cheese), and hard boiled eggs. Musli with yogurt is also a favorite!
Traditionally, German families eat their main meal during the day, between 12 and 2 p.m. However, many families now eat their hot meal in the evening.
Lunch (Mittagessen) typically looks something like: Spätzle noodles with stir-fry, Schnitzel mit Buttergemüse (Schnitzel with buttered vegetables) or Fischstäbchen mit Kartoffelpüree (Fish sticks with mashed potato). Meat is served most days, particularly pork and chicken. Vegetables are also a standard part of any Mittagessen despite common misconceptions! Typical vegetables served at lunchtime are grüne Bohnen (green beans), and Möhren (carrots). Additionally, Erbsen (peas) and Kohl (cabbage) are fan favorites. Potatoes are also a staple and come in the form of Salzkartoffel (boiled), Knödel (dumplings), Bratkartoffel (fried potatoes), Krokette (croquettes), Kartoffelpüree (mashed potatoes) and, of course, Pommes Frites (french fries)! Naturally, as popular as potatoes are, rice and noodles are also often eaten as side dishes!
The Evening Meal (Abendbrot) “Evening Bread” is a light meal eaten between 6-7pm and usually consists of a selection of whole grain bread, cheeses, deli meats and sausages, and mustards and pickles. Followed by coffee and a slice of something sweet! Sounds like perfect way to end the day!! 🙂
I hope you’ve enjoyed this little look at the typical German Cuisine and our German Apple and Celery Root Salad!
Have a wonderful Wednesday!
Much Love and Peace~
- 3 cups celery root, peeled and julienned
- 1 large fuii (or tart apple) apple, julienned
- ¼ cup olive oil mayonnaise
- ¼ cup sour cream
- 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
- 2 teaspoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon sugar
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- 1 tablespoon fresh dill, snipped
- 1 tablespoon parley, minced
- Bring the celery root in salted boiling water for 3 minutes.
- Drain in strainer for 5 minutes.
- In a mixing bowl whisk together mayonnaise, sour cream, mustard, and lemon juice.
- Add sugar, salt, and pepper.
- Add apples and celery root; mix to coat.
- Allow to marinate in fridge for a few hours, serve with dried apple and herbs as garnish.
*some information from German Foods.com