Kohlrabi Salad

By sassyradish
January 7, 2011
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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.
The Editors

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.

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