Salad of Celery Root and Pears

Serves 6

COST: $0.79

Per 1⁄2 cup salad and pear

Calories: 164

Fat: 12g

Carbohydrates: 13g

Protein: 2g

Fiber: 3g

Sugar: 7g

Sodium: 124mg

1 medium celery root (about the size of a baseball), peeled

1⁄4 cup vegan mayonnaise

1⁄2 hard-boiled egg, chopped

1 tablespoon finely chopped Italian (flat-leaf) parsley

2 cornichons (little sour gherkins), finely chopped

2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

Juice of 1 lemon

2 ripe pears (Bartlett and Bosc are great, but choose your own variety)

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Julienne (cut into very thin strips) the celery root. Combine mayonnaise, chopped egg, parsley, cornichons, mustard, lemon juice, and olive oil, and toss with celery root. Season with salt and pepper.
Peel pears and slice into 6–8 wedges each. Divide dressed celery root into 6 portions, and garnish with pear slices.