Carrot & Celeriac Coleslaw

A twist on classic coleslaw, made with celeriac rather than cabbage for a delicate nutty flavour. Dressed with a creamy mayonnaise and vinegar dressing.

Carrot & Celeriac Coleslaw

This dish makes a great alternative to coleslaw – particularly for those who find brassicas difficult to digest and struggle with the traditional white cabbage component.

It has a nutty, creamier taste, that pairs particularly well with ham and duck and summer picnics. It can be made in advance and will keep well for up to five days in the refrigerator.

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Carrot & Celeriac Coleslaw


for the salad:

  • 600g celeriac (about 1 head), ends trimmed and peeled
  • 2 carrots (230g), peeled

for the dressing:

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup (180g) mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon (15g) honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 spring onions, finely sliced
  • large handful of fresh coriander, leaves and stalks chopped


  1. Use a food processor to julienne the celeriac and carrot. If you do not have a food processor, thinly slice the vegetables then chop into matchsticks. Toss immediately in the lemon juice to stop the celeriac from discolouring.
  2. In a large salad bowl, combine the mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, honey, salt and pepper. Mix until fully blended.
  3. Add the celeriac, carrot, spring onions and coriander. Toss well to coat evenly in the mayonnaise mix.
  4. Serve immediately, or store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

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