Breaded veggie steaks with pasta salad and yellow pesto


( 2 adults and 2 kids )

  • 300  gramswholewheat pasta
  • celeriac*
  • 100 gramspanko- or regular breadcrumbs
  • egg
  • tomato
  • red bell pepper
  • avocado
  • 1  lemon
  •  salad of your choice
  • 130 gramsyellow pesto
  •  olive oil
  •  salt
  •  pepper
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It's probably not many kids who think faux-steaks made from celeriac sound like a feast. But these breaded celeriac 'steaks' are nothing to scoff at! They're super tasty, and we're serving them with a self-assembly pasta salad with yellow pesto. Enjoy!


1. Cook the pasta according to the packet and let cool. If you like, you can rinse it with cold water while in the colander.

2. Peel the celeriac and cut into 1 cm thick slices, which you'll then halve. Place panko, salt and pepper on a flat place. Crack an egg into a deep plate and beat the egg. Coat the celeriac slices in the egg, then the breadcrumbs, and fry in olive oil until golden. Be gentle when flipping, so the breading doesn't come off.

3. While the celeriac steaks are frying, cut tomatoes and bell pepper into smaller pieces. Halve the avocado, remove the pit and slice the meat. Drizzle with a bit of lemon juice, so the avocado doesn't go brown. Rinse the lettuce and plate the lot in small bowls.

4. Serve the celeriac steaks with pasta, veggies and pesto - so the family can assemble their own favourite pasta salad. Enjoy!


Tasks for younger kids in the kitchen: Let your kids help beat the egg and bread the celeriac. They can also cut the veggies. If you can find panko at your local supermarket, grab that – it's slightly crispier. But you can of course use regular breadcrumbs! You can also use other pesto than the yellow kind.

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