Kohlrabi Salad

By • January 7, 2011 • 13 Comments


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Food52 Review: WHO: Sassyradish is a finance geek and food blogger living in New York.
WHAT: A sweet-tart-spicy-crisp salad, with our new favorite vegetable.
HOW: Chop your kohlrabi and apple, then toss with the dressing.
WHY WE LOVE IT: We're big fans of the crazy-looking kohlrabi, and this salad is something special; the chili gives it a great hit of spice, and the apple, vinegar, and fish sauce keep it crisp and balanced.
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Serves 2

  • 1 head kohlrabi
  • 1/2 apple, such as Gala
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1/2 bird's eye chili
  • 1 pinch cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper to taste
  1. With a sharp knife, cut off the “branches” of the kohlrabi. Peel it with a vegetable peeler.
  2. Cut the kohlrabi into matchsticks either using a sharp knife of a mandolin (I used the latter). Do the same with the apple.
  3. Toss the kohlrabi and the apple with the remaining ingredients and chill before eating.

Tags: apple, Salads, spicy, Vegetarian

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8 days ago FJT

Lovely combination - really fresh and zingy. This could become a regular around here!

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about 1 month ago fay lee

My mom bought me a huge kohlrabi so I googled a few recipes. Found this and absolutely loved it (I actually just made another batch). It's so light and refreshing! I think next time I'll throw in some scallions and maybe try some asian pear.

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about 1 month ago QueenSashy

Love kohlrabi, and I look forward to trying this salad -- minus cilantro, since I am one of "those" people :) Many congrats on the wildcard!!!

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2 months ago LisaBrooklyn

I've been making this nonstop since I discovered it a couple of weeks ago. I added radish and sometimes scallion to the mix, and I've swapped in pear for apple. Increased the fish sauce as well. It's such a nice fresh addition to the winter vegetables soups and stews currently on my table.

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6 months ago purplette

This is now my favorite way to consume apples and kohlrabi. I used a hot red pepper from my CSA, barely added any heat, so as I'm making it now (again in the same week) I'm going to try more heat. Looooved this recipe.

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almost 2 years ago CarolineSL

Fantastic! I halved the sesame oil and it was great. Perfect for a hot summer day.

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almost 2 years ago Elena

This was delicious. I doubled the recipe and ate the whole thing in 2 sittings!

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about 3 years ago AntoniaJames

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This looks so good! I have a couple of kohlrabi in the fridge, and everything else to make this, so I plan to give it a try within the next few days. Stay tuned. ;o)

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over 3 years ago lapadia

Love kohlrabi and love your flavor combination, too! Thanks for the idea...

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over 3 years ago at the farmers market

I often see kohlrabi in the farmers' market but didn't really know what to do with it. These flavors looks really good, so I'm going to give this a try.

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over 3 years ago maryvelasquez

Great flavor combination!

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over 3 years ago onetribegourmet

Lovely lovely salad! :)

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over 3 years ago SanuraJamila

Very refreshing and lovely salad. Using a mandolin to cut the apples is a great idea for presentation.