Lemon-Garlic Celeriac Noodle Salad with Feta, Mint and Shaved Asparagus

Lemon-Garlic Celeriac Noodle Salad with Feta, Mint and Shaved Asparagus

If you asked me what I spend my money on, it’d be food and cooking ware. Prior to starting Inspiralized, it was probably travel, entertainment and shoes.

While I do miss spontaneous weekend trips to Palm Springs, I’m happier now than ever.

My favorite place to splurge? Williams Sonoma. Always and forever!

Lemon-Garlic Celeriac Noodle Salad with Feta, Mint and Shaved Asparagus

Williams Sonoma is especially near and dear to my heart nowadays, since it’s the only major retailer carrying the spiralizer that I use. You can walk into any store and find it (if you can’t wait to buy it on Amazon.)

As a little girl, I remember walking into my local Williams Sonoma (at The Mall at Short Hills or The Bridgewater Commons Mall) with my mother and touching all the shiny things in the front of the store- the beautiful stand mixers, blenders, ice cream makers and the gorgeous skillets. My favorite part of the store was always in the back – the ceramic serving wear, the stemless wine glasses and the block cutting boards. I dreamed of entertaining like my mother did and having coordinated napkin holders and plates.

As I got older and started making money, that yearning only grew stronger. Still to this day, I can’t resist walking through Williams Sonoma – especially during Christmastime. It’s the most magical store during the holidays (Rockefeller Center has nothing on it!)

One day, when I have my own family or just an apartment big enough to hold a dining table, I’ll be sweeping up everything at Williams Sonoma and building a festive scene.

Lemon-Garlic Celeriac Noodle Salad with Feta, Mint and Shaved Asparagus

Back to reality. I’m 27 years old, live in an 825 square foot apartment with no dining area and still go home for all of my holidays, where my mother runs the show. Still, I couldn’t resist pretending with these Speckled Egg Salad Plates from Williams Sonoma. They’re so precious and apparently, colored eggs symbolize hope, good fortune and new beginnings. Well, that’s just perfect for me!

Lemon-Garlic Celeriac Noodle Salad with Feta, Mint and Shaved Asparagus

These salad plates are perfect for any Easter festivities – they’re the right size for a large salad or honestly, could be used for a main course. The adorable eggs in the middle are softly decorated with the egg of a different bird: a nightingale, American robin, golden-crested wren or meadowlark. Unfortunately, these plates are no longer available online, but this beautiful platter is. You can check your local store for the plates, if you’re interested.

I used them to plate this elegant Lemon-Garlic Celeriac Noodle Salad. I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to present you with a celeriac recipe. Celeriac tastes like a hearty celery with the consistency of a potato. It spiralizes easily into strong noodles (make sure to peel the ugly outside first!) and cooks easily, absorbing the flavors of the olive oil, lemon and garlic in this recipe.

Lemon-Garlic Celeriac Noodle Salad with Feta, Mint and Shaved Asparagus

The shaved asparagus offers a velvety, springy texture to the dish, while the toasted almonds give it that beloved salad crunch. Then, the feta gives the salad a fluffy saltiness, while the mint picks up the celery flavor in the noodles.

Speaking of mint, I used a new tool (found at Williams Sonoma) to easily top this salad with chopped mint. This Microplane Herb Mill might be my new favorite kitchen gadget.

Lemon-Garlic Celeriac Noodle Salad with Feta, Mint and Shaved Asparagus

Personally, I don’t love chopping herbs. It’s time-consuming, and I always end up making a mess. With this herb mill, it’s so simple:

Lemon-Garlic Celeriac Noodle Salad with Feta, Mint and Shaved Asparagus

All you do is take off the top piece and load in the herbs.

Lemon-Garlic Celeriac Noodle Salad with Feta, Mint and Shaved Asparagus

Then, you use it like a grinder and out come perfectly chopped pieces!

Lemon-Garlic Celeriac Noodle Salad with Feta, Mint and Shaved Asparagus

I totally recommend getting one of these if you use fresh herbs a lot. I even used it at dinner like a pepper grinder to add more parsley to a dish.

While celeriac is an autumn and winter vegetable, the addition of feta, shaved asparagus and fresh mint make it a light and filling salad, perfect for an Easter celebration or springtime dinner.

Now, I just need guests! Who wants to join me?

Note: While I received complimentary products from Williams Sonoma for this post, all opinions are my own.

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Lemon-Garlic Celeriac Noodle Salad with Feta, Mint and Shaved Asparagus

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Servings: 3

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Lemon-Garlic Celeriac Noodle Salad with Feta, Mint and Shaved Asparagus

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 celeriac, peeled, Blade C
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp slivered blanched almonds
  • 12 asparagus stalks
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese, cubed
  • 3 tsp chopped mint (or use 6 mint leaves in the Microplane Herb Mill)

Instructions

  1. Prepare your asparagus. Snap off the bottoms and then use a peeler to "shave" the asparagus. When done, chop off the tips and set aside.
  2. Place a large skillet over medium-low heat and add in the olive oil. Then, add in the garlic and let cook for 30 seconds. Then, add in the celeriac noodles, asparagus tips and lemon juice. Cook for 5-7 minutes, tossing frequently. Add in the almonds, shaved asparagus and cook for 1 more minute.
  3. When done, divide onto individual plates. Top each with equal amounts of feta and mint. Enjoy!
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Comments

  1. LOVE the plates and the herb mill!! The herb mill especially would be so useful. I’m always chopping basil/oregano etc and this would make it so much easier. Is it hard to clean though?
    Also– I totally agree with the spending, I’d much rather spend my money on food and kitchen appliances than anything else!

  2. Anonymous :

    Where do you find celeriac. What does it look like?

  3. Kari :

    Williams Sonoma is my all time favorite store in the mall! I can wander around forever looking and buying all kinds of goodies! You totally have me convinced to buy a spiralizer, (I’ve been using a julienne peeler for zucchini noodles) that way I could make noodle from everything! Love your recipes, and I’m excited for more veggie noodles in my kitchen!

  4. Kate :

    Celeriac is becoming a new favorite of mine too! I use it all the time in place of white potatoes because it’s almost the perfect swap texture wise, and it has such a bright, beautiful celery flavor! I think celeriac noodles would work very well in your gruyere potato noodle casserole you posted not too long ago and I’m thinking of trying that for Easter. I may have to make this as well now! Thanks for all the wonderful recipes and inspiration. It’s nice to have other things than zucchini noodles (even though I still LOVE them). :)

  5. Vivian :

    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Hello Ali, so good to find your site. Having gone wheat-free several years ago, I found that I did miss noodle dishes and now, when my Spiralizer arrives via Amazon, I will be making many of your enticing dishes. One thing I find, though, on your blogs is that if there are pics intended for the spaces between texts, they never show up for me…

  6. Beautiful! I love Williams Sonoma too and this dish you’ve created sounds absolutely fabulous! Yum! Always such an inspiration visiting you! xo

  7. I love trying new pastas that don’t have such a heavy sauce. They’re often delicious and come without the guilt! Thanks for sharing!

    Coordinately Yours,

    Julie

  8. What would you substitute if someone really dislikes asparagus?

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  1. […] INGREDIENTS1 Tbsp olive oil1 garlic clove, minced1 celeriac, peeled2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice2 Tbsp slivered blanched almonds12 asparagus stalks¼ cup feta cheese, cubed3 tsp chopped mint (or use 6 mint leaves in the Microplane Herb Mill)DIRECTIONSPrepare your asparagus. Snap off the bottoms and then use a peeler to "shave" the asparagus. When done, chop off the tips and set aside.Place a large skillet over medium-low heat and add in the olive oil. Then, add in the garlic and let cook for 30 seconds. Then, add in the celeriac noodles, asparagus tips and lemon juice. Cook for 5-7 minutes, tossing frequently. Add in the almonds, shaved asparagus and cook for 1 more minute.When done, divide onto individual plates. Top each with equal amounts of feta and mint. Enjoy!  […]

  2. […] Ingredients1 tbsp olive oil1 garlic clove, minced1 celeriac, peeled, Blade C2 tbsp fresh lemon juice2 tbsp slivered blanched almonds12 asparagus stalks1/4 cup feta cheese, cubed3 tsp chopped mint (or use 6 mint leaves in the Microplane Herb Mill)InstructionsPrepare your asparagus. Snap off the bottoms and then use a peeler to "shave" the asparagus. When done, chop off the tips and set aside.Place a large skillet over medium-low heat and add in the olive oil. Then, add in the garlic and let cook for 30 seconds. Then, add in the celeriac noodles, asparagus tips and lemon juice. Cook for 5-7 minutes, tossing frequently. Add in the almonds, shaved asparagus and cook for 1 more minute.When done, divide onto individual plates. Top each with equal amounts of feta and mint. Enjoy!  […]

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