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One-Pot Citrusy Winter Root Vegetables in a casserole dish

One-Pot Citrusy Winter Root Vegetables

This One-Pot Citrusy Winter Root Vegetables is a Turkish vegan and gluten-free dish that my mother used to make during the winter months using celeriac, carrots, potatoes, and orange juice. It is a light side dish or a winter salad that you can serve both warm or cold.
Course Vegetarian Side Dish
Cuisine Turkish Cuisine
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 355kcal


  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic peeled
  • 2 medium-sized celery root also called celeriac, (1 ½- 2 pounds in total) - peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 medium-sized potato peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 carrots peeled and cut into ½-inch pieces
  • ½ cup orange juice freshly squeezed
  • 3 tablespoons good olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen peas
  • ¼ cup fresh dill rinsed and coarsely chopped


  • Place the onion, garlic, celery root, potato, and carrot in a large pan with a lid.
  • Drizzle it with the orange juice and olive oil. Stir in the sugar, salt, and pepper. Give it a large stir.
  • Cover and cook over medium heat for 20-25 minutes or until the celeriac and potatoes are cooked through.
  • Stir in the peas and cook for another 5-6 minutes.
  • Taste for seasoning and add in if necessary.
  • Garnish it with fresh dill.
  • You can serve this dish immediately or let it come to room temperature and store in an airtight container in the fridge and serve cold as a side dish for the next 2-3 days.


If you prefer, you can also make this dish with lemon juice instead of orange juice. If you choose to do so, I recommend increasing the sugar to 2 tablespoons.


Calories: 355kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 645mg | Potassium: 1509mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 5661IU | Vitamin C: 73mg | Calcium: 184mg | Iron: 4mg