Your family will love these delicious dishes from The Chew host Michael Symon! Check out the recipes — from his best selling cookbook ‘Carnivore’ — below!

Apple & Celery Root Salad

michael symon recipe
Michael Symon, ‘Carnivore,’ Clarkson Potter, 2012

Servings = 8


  • 2 Granny Smith apples

  • 1 medium celery root, peeled and cored

  • 1⁄4 cup cider vinegar

  • Kosher salt

  • 1 shallot, minced

  • 2 tablespoons grainy mustard

  • 1⁄2 cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon

  • 1 cup watercress, tough stems trimmed


  • Slice the apples and celery root into long, thin matchsticks by hand or with the aid of a

  • Put in a nonreactive bowl and toss with the vinegar and a large pinch of salt

  • In a small bowl, combine the shallot and a good pinch of salt

  • Whisk in the mustard, olive oil and tarragon

  • Pour the dressing over the apples and celery root and toss to combine

  • Let this mixture sit for about 20 minutes

  • When ready to serve, toss in the watercress

Lamb Burger with Arugula, Feta & Cucumbers

michael symon recipe
Michael Symon, ‘Carnivore,’ Clarkson Potter, 2012

Servings = 10


  • 5 pounds ground lamb (ask your butcher for a mix of two-thirds shoulder and one-third belly)

  • 1 tablespoon coriander seeds, toasted and ground

  • 1⁄4 cup chopped fresh mint

  • Grated zest and juice of 2 lemons

  • Kosher salt

  • 1 ½ cups crumbled feta

  • 10 hamburger buns, split

  • 1 English cucumber, sliced

  • 2 cups arugula


  • Mix the lamb with the coriander, mint, and the lemon zest

  • Form the meat into 10 patties, making sure you don’t compress the patties too tightly

  • Try to make the patties slightly wider than the buns, since they’ll shrink a bit when they cook

  • Heat a charcoal or gas grill to medium-high

  • Season the patties liberally with salt and put on the grill

  • Cook for 4 to 5 minutes per side, depending on your temperature preference

  • When the burgers are almost done, put some feta on each patty to melt while you also toast the buns on the grill

  • Put one burger on each of the bottom buns and top with cucumber, arugula, and a nice squeeze
    of lemon juice