Recipe: Celery Caesar Salad

Celery Caesar Salad
Recipe provided courtesy of Gordon Food Service and authored by Chef Edward Westerlund.
Yield: 48 - 10 oz. Portion Servings
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: N/A

Ingredients

  • 12 pounds Michigan celery
  • 6 pounds celery root
  • 6 pounds turnips
  • 72 ounces white Caesar dressing
  • 27 ounces baked Parmesan croutons
  • Salt and white pepper to taste

Preparation

Peel the vegetables. Thinly slice each vegetable on a mandolin or vegetable peeler. Julienne into two inch long, 1/8" wide very thin strips. Place each vegetable in a separate storage container. Cover and refrigerate until needed.

To Prepare a la carte Portion:

Place 4 ounces of celery, 2 ounces each of celery root and turnips in a stainless steel mixing bowl. Drizzle 1-1/2 ounces of dressing over the vegetables. Mix together using a rubber spatula. Season to taste with salt and white pepper.

Add 3/4 ounces of parmesan crouton pieces. Mix 2/3 times with a rubber spatula. Place in the center of a chilled serving plate. Serve immediately to prevent the cheese from becoming soft. The cheese may also be placed on the top of the salad.