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Celeriac pasta with tomatoes and mint or basil

Time 30 minutes
Yields Serves 4
Celeriac pasta with tomatoes and mint or basil
(Dillon Deaton / Los Angeles Times)
1

In a wide bowl, toss together the tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, garlic, olive oil, ¼ teaspoon salt and several grinds of pepper, and mint or basil. Taste, adjust the seasoning as desired, and set aside for 15 minutes to give the flavors time to develop.

2

Use the shredder blade on the spiralizer to prepare the celeriac while you bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Take up handfuls of the shredded celericac and cut long strands into manageable lengths using a scissors.

3

When ready to serve, add the celeriac noodles to the boiling water and boil quickly to soften, 30 seconds to 1 1/2 minutes. Drain and toss with the tomato sauce and feta. Serve warm or room temperature.

If desired, add a 15-ounce can of drained chickpeas to the pasta. The celeriac can be spiralized up to two days ahead, and the sauce made several hours in advance of final preparation.

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