Easy Celeriac steak - best vegan gluten-free recipe - Munchyesta (2024)

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The best Celery root steaks – crunchy crumbed vegan celeriac steaks that are juicy with a deliciously meaty texture. Great celeriac steak seasoning, amazing crispy exterior, juicy meaty texture, and so much crunchy goodness! This tasty beef celery recipe tastes luxurious, rich, and irresistible – minus all the calories and grease! They’re a heart-healthy simple celeriac steak that is fabulously crunchy all over, and very well seasoned so there’s no need to marinate it overnight. You can make it right now, for dinner tonight! Easy, no prepping needed. Just a few easy cooking steps and you will have as gorgeously golden celery root steaks as you see in the photos!

This recipe for vegan celeriac steaks was one of the first vegetarian options I ever tried. Yes, back then it was vegetarian and non-gluten-free; coated in beaten eggs and covered with breadcrumbs. It comes directly from my grandmother’s youth. This was almost what she ate every day throughout her nursing school days. Back then she ate celeriac because it was so inexpensive – little did she know that she actually invented a recipe that became a family favorite.

My version of celeriac steaks is more like a homage to my grandma’s original recipe. I have added a few twists, and most importantly, I have made it into an all-vegan steak recipe as well as a gluten-free one.

I honestly can’t tell you how good these vegan steaks are. Imagine how the golden and crispy outside gives way to the soft and delicious inside. It’s packed with flavors and gets a little bit of heat from the chili.

In this tasty easy celery root steaks recipe we’re covering

  • Main ingredients for making the best golden crunchy celery root steaks
  • How to fry celeriac steaks
  • Easy way to make celeriac steaks in an air fryer
  • How to make grilled celeriac steaks on the grill or barbecue
  • Gluten-free flours to make the best veggie crust
  • Side dishes and sauce to serve with Celeriac steaks
  • FAQs – All your celeriac steak questions answered
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Vegan Celeriac recipes

I think celeriac is really an underrated vegetable. They are firm and easy to cook and have a fresh and sweet taste at the same time. If you want to, you can put these on the barbecue, and you will get an amazing result each time. Grilling celeriac brings out the natural sweetness and starts caramelizing the natural sugars – Yum. This is a great vegan barbecue option (and I’m always looking for those).

These vegan steaks are pretty much great with everything. Try pairing them with sweet potato fries and guacamole, or bring out the sweetness even more with a fresh fruit salsa. The options are endless.

What I love about this celeriac steaks recipe:

  • Super simple to make
  • Packed with flavors and deliciously crunchy on the outside
  • Can be cooked on the stove or barbecued
  • Goes well with everything

Key ingredients for making easy vegan Celeriac steaks

  • 1 Celeriac Peeled –You can get celeriac root at most grocery stores
  • ½ cup Almond Milk – I prefer using almond milk as the binder that makes the flour stick to the beef celery, but you can also use cashew milk, soy milk, oat milk, rice milk, coconut milk, or your favorite non-dairy milk. Alternatively, yogurt can also work as a binder if you’re all out of plant milk.
  • 4 tbsp Almond Flour – I use medium-fine almond flour to get that extra crunchy golden crust on the celery steaks that are irresistibly good. It can be found at most well-stocked grocery stores or health food stores. You can also substitute with gluten-free bread crumbs or oat flour and coconut flakes if you need a nut-free steak crust. Other gluten-free flour types that can work well as a crust are oat flour and coconut flour. More delicious vegan crust options include crushed nuts like pistachios, cashews, seeds like sesame seeds or crushed sunflower seeds,
  • 1 bunch Fresh Parsley Chopped – my traditional celeriac steaks recipe uses parsley just like my grandma used to make them…but other tasty fresh herbs that I also love to use include fresh basil, fresh cilantro, oregano, and for a hint of freshness I sometimes add fresh mint leaves.
  • Seasoning – Pinch of dried Chili, Pinch of Salt. The basic grilled celery steaks recipe uses only salt and a pinch of chili pepper or black pepper. When I want a Herby Mediterranean flavor I add a couple of teaspoons herb de Provence or Italian spice mix to boost the flavor extra.
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil For Cooking – extra virgin olive oil is my favorite way to fry these golden celeriac root steaks. You can also substitute the olive oil with vegetable oil of your choice like sesame oil, coconut oil, or avocado oil which all have a high smoke point. Or make your celery root steaks extra luxurious and buttery by frying them in vegan butter or vegan garlic butter. Yum!

So how is this Easy Celeriac Steaks Recipe made? Just follow these simple steps and you’ll know how to cook Celeriac Steaks in no time:

  1. Rinse the celeriac and cut it in half. Put the celeriac halves into a large pot and boil it for 15-20 minutes. Take it off the heat and leave it to cool a little.
  2. Cut the celeriac into ½-1 inch steaks – it should make 6-8 steaks.
  3. In a bowl, mix together almond flour with chopped parsley, chili flakes, and salt. Pour almond milk into another bowl, and whisk it together.
  4. Put a large frying pan on the stove. Add olive oil and heat it up. While the pan heats up, dip the celeriac steaks into the almond milk. Once each piece is covered in almond milk, dip them into the almond flour mix and make sure to cover all sides. Press the almond mass firmly onto the celeriac steaks.
  5. Cook the celeriac steaks on medium hot until they are golden on each side. They should still have some bite left and be golden and crispy on the outside.
  6. Serve hot and enjoy.

It’s as easy as that!

Easy way to make roast celeriac steak in an air fryer

Here are the steps to roast celery steaks in an air fryer:

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Rinse the celeriac and cut it in half. Put the celeriac halves into a large pot and boil it for 15-20 minutes. Take it off the heat and leave it to cool a little.
  3. Cut the celeriac into ½-1 inch steaks – it should make 6-8 steaks.
  4. In a bowl, mix together almond flour with chopped parsley, chili flakes, and salt. Pour almond milk into another bowl, and whisk it together. Lightly brush the celery steaks with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Dip the celeriac steaks into the almond milk. Once each piece is covered in almond milk, dip them into the almond flour mix and make sure to cover all sides. Press the almond mass firmly onto the celeriac steaks.
  5. Place the celery steaks in a single layer in the air fryer basket, making sure they aren’t touching each other.
  6. Roast the celery steaks for 12 to 15 minutes, flipping them halfway through cooking, until they’re tender and golden brown.
  7. Serve the roasted celery steaks as a side dish or as a main dish with your favorite sauces or toppings.

How to grill celery steaks for the best grilled celery steaks ever

Here are some simple instructions for grilling celery steaks on a barbecue:

  1. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Rinse the celeriac and cut it in half. Put the celeriac halves into a large pot and boil it for 15-20 minutes. Take it off the heat and leave it to cool a little.
  3. Cut the celeriac into ½-1 inch steaks – it should make 6-8 steaks.
  4. In a bowl, mix together almond flour with chopped parsley, chili flakes, and salt. Pour almond milk into another bowl, and whisk it together. Dip both sides of the celeriac steaks into the almond milk. Once each piece is covered in almond milk, dip them into the almond flour mix and make sure to cover all sides. Press the almond mass firmly onto the celeriac steaks.
  5. Place the celery steaks on the grill and cook for about 5-7 minutes on each side, or until the edges are charred and the celery is tender.
  6. Remove the celery steaks from the grill and serve immediately.

Enjoy your delicious grilled celery steaks!

Here are three gluten-free flour types that work well for crusts:

  1. Almond flour: Almond flour is a popular gluten-free flour that works well for crusts. It has a nutty flavor and a slightly grainy texture that makes it ideal for pie crusts, tart crusts, and crusts for cheesecakes.
  2. Rice flour: Rice flour is another gluten-free flour that works well for crusts. It has a mild flavor and a fine texture that makes it perfect for pie crusts, pizza crusts, and shortbread crusts.
  3. Coconut flour: Coconut flour is a gluten-free flour that works well for crusts as it has a subtle coconut flavor and a fine texture. It is a great option for pie crusts, tart crusts, and cheesecake crusts…and for coating all Celeriac steak sides to make a golden, crunchy crust.

These gluten-free flour types can be used alone or in combination with other gluten-free flour to create delicious and crispy crusts for a variety of sweet and savory dishes.

What are the health benefits of eating celery root?

Celery root, also known as celeriac, is a nutritious and low-calorie root vegetable that offers several health benefits. Here are some celeriac steak benefits:

  1. Rich in nutrients: Celery root is a good source of fiber, vitamins C and K, phosphorus, potassium, and manganese.
  2. May improve digestion: The high fiber content in celery root can help improve digestive health by promoting regular bowel movements and reducing the risk of constipation.
  3. May reduce inflammation: Celery root contains several anti-inflammatory compounds, such as apiuman, that may help reduce inflammation and oxidative stress in the body.
  4. May lower blood pressure: The potassium content in celery root may help lower blood pressure by counteracting the effects of sodium in the diet.
  5. May support bone health: The vitamin K content in celery root may help improve bone density and reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
  6. May improve heart health: The fiber, potassium, and antioxidant content of celery root may help improve heart health by reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke.

Overall, incorporating celery root into your diet is a great way to add variety to your meals while also reaping the many health benefits this nutritious vegetable has to offer.

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Side dishes to serve with easy celiac steaks

Celeriac steaks are a delicious vegetarian dish that can be served with a variety of side dishes. Here are some ideas:

  1. Roasted vegetables: You can roast some vegetables in the oven and serve them alongside the celeriac steaks. Try roasted carrots, parsnips, sweet potatoes, or Brussels sprouts.
  2. Mashed potatoes: A classic side dish, mashed potatoes go well with celeriac steaks. You can even mash some celeriac together with the potatoes for added flavor.
  3. Tasty Greek salad: A simple Greek salad with a light vinaigrette dressing is a refreshing side dish that pairs well with the celeriac steaks.
  4. Grilled asparagus: Grilled asparagus is a delicious and healthy side dish that complements the flavors of celeriac.
  5. Mushroom sauce: Celeriac steaks can be served with a mushroom sauce, made by sautéing mushrooms with garlic and herbs and then adding cream or plant-based milk for richness.
  6. Vegan Bérnaise sauce: Creamy vegan Bérnaise sauce is perfect served with celery root steaks.
  7. Ratatouille: This classic French dish made with eggplant, zucchini, tomatoes, and bell peppers is a flavorful side dish that goes well with celeriac steaks. My tasty vegan Ratatouille is great served topped with a crunchy simple Celeriac steak.

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FAQs –All your Celery root questions answered

Can I grill celery steaks instead of roasting them?

Yes, you can grill celery steaks instead of roasting them. Simply brush them with oil and grill over medium heat for 4-5 minutes per side, until tender and lightly charred.

How long does it take to roast celery steaks in the oven?

Roasting celery steaks in the oven typically takes around 25-30 minutes at 375°F (190°C).

Are celery steaks healthy?

Yes, celery steaks are a healthy addition to your diet. They’re low in calories and carbs, and high in fiber and nutrients like vitamin K and potassium.

Is celery root low carb?

Celeriac is a healthier, lower-carb alternative to potatoes and other starchy vegetables. It only contains 5.9 grams of carbs per 100 grams (3.5 ounces) cooked celery root. And with only 42 calories per 100 gram (3.5 ounces) it’s a great low-calorie vegetable.

Is celery root keto?

Celery root or celeriac is not technically keto, but it does contain half of the amount of carbs to other root vegetables making it a good option once in a while on a Keto Diet.

Animals and celeriac FAQs

Can dogs eat celeriac?

Yes. Dogs can eat celeriac. Celeriac contains good amounts of calcium, copper, iron, phosphorus, and vitamin K. Vets generally recommend only serving celeriac to dogs in moderation as celeriac’s high carbohydrate levels. Overall Celeriac is good for your dog’s digestion, nervous system and energy levels.

Is celery root toxic to cats?

No, celery root is safe for cats to eat. Celeriac is one of the few food items that are almost as beneficial for cats as they are for humans.

Can tortoises eat Celeriac?

It is not recommended to feed turtles Celeriac (although a few nibbles would do no great harm). Celery root has a high carbohydrate content, a high sodium content, and the calcium/phosphorous ratio is also not ideal for tortoises.

Storing and reheating FAQs – gluten-free celeriac steak questions answered

How to store leftover celery steaks?

To store leftover celery steaks, you should first allow them to cool to room temperature. Once cooled, place the steaks in an airtight container or wrap them tightly with plastic wrap. Store them in the refrigerator for up to three days.

Can you freeze celery steaks?

It’s not recommended to freeze celery steaks because the freezing process will break down the cell structure of the celery and change its texture and flavor. However, if you have to freeze celery for some reason, you can follow these steps:
– Cut the celery stalks into steaks and blanch them in boiling water for 3-4 minutes.
– Transfer the blanched celery steaks to a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process and cool them down quickly.
– Pat the celery steaks dry and place them in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
– Place the baking sheet in the freezer and freeze the celery steaks for 1-2 hours, or until they are frozen solid.
– Once frozen, transfer the celery steaks to an airtight container or freezer bag.
– Label the container with the date and store it in the freezer for up to 6 months.
– Keep in mind that frozen celery steaks will have a different texture and flavor than fresh ones, so it’s best to use them in cooked dishes rather than eating them raw.

Reheating celery steaks

When ready to reheat, you can either microwave them or place them back on the grill for a few minutes until warmed through. However, keep in mind that leftover celery steaks may lose some of their texture and flavor when reheated.

Celeriac steak nutrition

There are just around 350 calories per vegan Celeriac steak

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Easy Celeriac Steaks

Easy Celeriac Steaks recipe – you won't believe that this simple real food recipe is only 5 ingredients: Celeriac, Almond Milk, Almond Flour, Parsley and Chili. So amazing!

Course Dinner, Vegan Dinner

Cuisine American

Keyword steak, vegan

Prep Time 15 minutes minutes

Cook Time 30 minutes minutes

Servings 4 people

Calories 350kcal

Author Simone

Ingredients

  • 1 Celeriac Peeled
  • ½ cup Almond Milk
  • 4 tbsp Almond Flour
  • 1 bunch Fresh Parsley Chopped
  • Pinch of dried Chili
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil For Cooking

Instructions

  • Rinse the celeriac, peel it and cut it in half. Put the celeriac halves into a large pot and boil it for 15-20 minutes. Take it off the heat and leave it to cool a little.

  • Cut the celeriac into ½-1 inch steaks – it should make 6-8 steaks.

  • In a bowl, mix together almond flour with chopped parsley, chili flakes, and salt. Pour almond milk into another bowl, and whisk it together.

  • Put a large frying pan on the stove. Add olive oil and heat it up. While the pan heats up, dip the celeriac steaks into the almond milk. Once each piece is covered in almond milk, dip them into the almond flour mix and make sure to cover all sides. Press the almond mass firmly onto the celeriac steaks.

  • Cook the celeriac steaks on medium hot until they are golden on each side. They should still have some bite left and be golden and crispy on the outside.Serve hot and enjoy.

How to grill celery steaks for the best grilled celery steaks ever

  • Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.Rinse the celeriac and cut it in half.

    Put the celeriac halves into a large pot and boil it for 15-20 minutes. Take it off the heat and leave it to cool a little.

  • Cut the celeriac into ½-1 inch steaks – it should make 6-8 steaks.

  • In a bowl, mix together almond flour with chopped parsley, chili flakes, and salt. Pour almond milk into another bowl, and whisk it together. Dip both sides of the celeriac steaks into the almond milk. Once each piece is covered in almond milk, dip them into the almond flour mix and make sure to cover all sides. Press the almond mass firmly onto the celeriac steaks.

  • Place the celery steaks on the grill and cook for about 5-7 minutes on each side, or until the edges are charred and the celery is tender.Remove the celery steaks from the grill and serve immediately.

    Enjoy your delicious grilled celery steaks!

Easy way to make roast celeriac steak in an air fryer

  • Preheat your air fryer to 375°F (190°C). Rinse the celeriac and cut it in half. Put the celeriac halves into a large pot and boil it for 15-20 minutes. Take it off the heat and leave it to cool a little.

  • Cut the celeriac into ½-1 inch steaks – it should make 6-8 steaks.

  • In a bowl, mix together almond flour with chopped parsley, chili flakes, and salt. Pour almond milk into another bowl, and whisk it together. Lightly brush the celery steaks with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Dip the celeriac steaks into the almond milk. Once each piece is covered in almond milk, dip them into the almond flour mix and make sure to cover all sides. Press the almond mass firmly onto the celeriac steaks.

  • Place the celery steaks in a single layer in the air fryer basket, making sure they aren't touching each other.Roast the celery steaks for 12 to 15 minutes, flipping them halfway through cooking, until they're tender and golden brown.Serve the roasted celery steaks as a side dish or as a main dish with your favorite sauces or toppings.

Notes

How to store leftover celery steaks?

To store leftover celery steaks, you should first allow them to cool to room temperature. Once cooled, place the steaks in an airtight container or wrap them tightly with plastic wrap. Store them in the refrigerator for up to three days.

Can you freeze celery steaks?

It’s not recommended to freeze celery steaks because the freezing process will break down the cell structure of the celery and change its texture and flavor. However, if you have to freeze celery for some reason, you can follow these steps:

  1. Cut the celery stalks into steaks and blanch them in boiling water for 3-4 minutes.
  2. Transfer the blanched celery steaks to a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process and cool them down quickly.
  3. Pat the celery steaks dry and place them in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. Place the baking sheet in the freezer and freeze the celery steaks for 1-2 hours, or until they are frozen solid.
  5. Once frozen, transfer the celery steaks to an airtight container or freezer bag.
  6. Label the container with the date and store it in the freezer for up to 6 months.

Keep in mind that frozen celery steaks will have a different texture and flavor than fresh ones, so it’s best to use them in cooked dishes rather than eating them raw.

Reheating celery steaks

When ready to reheat, you can either microwave them or place them back on the grill for a few minutes until warmed through. However, keep in mind that leftover celery steaks may lose some of their texture and flavor when reheated.

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