Kohlrabi Turnip Salad with Tahini Dressing

If you aren’t familiar with kohlrabi you might want to have a quick look here. Basically kohlrabi is a brassica that taste like a tender peeled broccoli stem and the texture is more like an apple. If you haven’t had kohlrabi before I suggest you peel it and slice it and eat it like an apple. Delish.

Kohlrabi is great raw or just slightly cooked, like in a stir-fry.

I made a simple salad with some of my CSA share. This would have been really good with the Tokyo cabbage we got earlier, but I had spinach so that is what I used. Anyway. This is what I had.


Kohlrabi, spinach, turnips, parsley, and radishes.

I chopped everything up into salad-bite size pieces. I used a really cheap mandolin to make the job go really fast, but you can use a knife too.

I made a tahini dressing (I’ll post the recipe at the bottom of this page.) and I added a few currents and chopped nuts and a half of an avocado that was lurking alone in the vegetable drawer and I tossed it all together.

This was a substantial salad, you could add a protein like tofu or chicken and have a meal. It’s nice and crunchy with unusual textures and flavors.


Kohlrabi Salad with Tahini Dressing 

For the salad;

  • 3 small kohlrabi peeled and cut salad sized
  • a CSA share of spinach or cabbage
  • a handful of chopped parsley or basil, or another soft herb
  • a handful of currants or raisins or nuts. Granola with be good here too.
  • salt and pepper to taste

For the dressing;

  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • juice from 1/2 a lemon, you might need more
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 3 Tablespoons water + more to thin if necessary. I made mine pretty thin, you might not want it that thin
  • salt and pepper to taste

Prepare all the vegetables and put them in a big bowl. Make the dressing by combining all the ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly with a fork until everything is smooth.  Now decide if the dressing is  too thick add a little water until it is the consistency you are looking for. Mix the dressing with the  vegetables and dump everything into a serving bowl.






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