Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Celeriac & Yogurt Meze

This is another meze dish very quick and easy to make. You can serve it as a side dish or a salad on its own. Celeriac roots are quite often used in Turkish cuisine. I love the earthy flavours of this versatile winter root vegetable cooked or raw.

2 large celeriac root
2 carrots
150 gr walnut
1 tb orange zest
2tbs orange juice
4 pc dried chillies
2 cloves garlic
2 cardamom seeds
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
salt & pepper
1 cup strained yogurt
1 tbs mayonnaise

Grate the celeriac roots and squeeze some lemon juice on top to prevent oxidation.Grate carrots slightly larger than celeriac.
In a large bowl mix orange zest, grated walnuts, grated garlic, the spices, mayonnaise and yogurt. 

Add grated carrots and celeriac. Mix well. Add the chillies on top. Reserve 2-3 hours in the fridge before serving. Add some chopped parsley and drizzle some extra virgin olive oil on top.

The earthy flavours of celeriac and the fruity flavour of the orange balance well with the chillies and the yogurt.

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