In my local grocery store, I recently discovered a new amazing food that I honestly never knew existed. Celery root or celeriac kind of looks like a giant rock-hard blob of dirt with celery sprouting from it at first but after some research, it made its way as today’s Friday Superfood!
This large root vegetable can be used just about anywhere a recipe asks for potato, but it isn’t going to over-load your glycemic index (meaning, its not as fattening as potatos.) Its incredibly high in fiber, potassium, magnesium, and B6. It also has tons of vitamin c in it, and absolutely no fat!
It can be used anywhere you would plan on using potato and cooks the same way. But what makes it better than a potato? Well for every cup of celery root, you only have about 42 calories. A potato (less than a cup) has 118. That potato there also has 27 carbs while celery root has only 9. But they have the same amount of fiber! Awesome!
Well for today’s recipe, I wanted to do something non-traditional with this. Today is Friday and in my home, that means pizza night (whole wheat of course). With the rise of potato pizzas recently, I kind of went off and did my own thing with celery root. So here is my recipe for celery root pizza!
Celery Root Pizza
Whole wheat pizza crust
1/2 c. tomato sauce
5 basil leaves
¼ c. spinach
1 celery root
-Preheat your oven to 450 degrees F.
-Microwave the celery root on high for 5 minutes or until it is a little softer. Then slice it into pieces.
-Get out your pizza crust and spread a little bit of olive oil over it. Then pour on half of your pizza sauce and spread it out. Cut the celery root into thin strips and lay them on the sauce. Then put on the spinach.
-Place your pizza on a pizza pan and cook it for 5-8 minutes or until your crust is nice and brown.
-Cut into slices and enjoy!
This pizza was pretty awesome if I do say so myself. The flavors in the celery root are a little different, but they are delicious and mix so well with pizza sauce and basil. If only someone did carry-out of this stuff, then they would be getting a lot more business.
Whats your favorite thing to put on pizza?
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-Andrew “VegMuffinMan” Morrison-