8 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)

This creamy salad highlights celeriac (celery root), a knobby, brown root whose crisp flesh tastes like a cross between celery and parsley. To keep it from browning, peel and grate just before adding to the dressing.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400°.

Step 2

Remove white papery skin from garlic heads (do not peel or separate the cloves). Cut 1/4 inch from the top of each head; lightly coat cut surfaces with cooking spray; sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Wrap each head separately in foil. Bake at 400° for 45 minutes; let cool 10 minutes. Separate cloves; squeeze out garlic pulp; discard skins.

Step 3

Place garlic pulp, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon pepper, sour cream, broth, vinegar, mustard, and sugar in a blender; process until smooth. Pour dressing into a bowl; cover and chill 2 hours.

Step 4

Combine celeriac and chives in a large bowl; add dressing, and toss well. Serve immediately.

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