Monday, November 2, 2009

Asian Style Kohlrabi Salad

I bought a kohlrabi the other day. It was a monster. Literally, softball-sized. I was a little worried about it being fibrous and stringy, but it turned out to be just fine.

I didn't know what to do with it besides eat it raw, but I figured it would do well with an Asian-style dressing.

So I julienned up the kohlrabi and tossed it with some lemon juice. I don't know if kohlrabi turns brown, but I didn't want to take any chances. Which is kind of funny, really, since I added fish sauce and soy sauce later.

The dressing was a bit of sugar, some rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, and fish sauce, nuked just enough to dissolve the sugar. A few squirts of sriracha, and I was ready to go. Dump the dressing on the kohlrabi, toss a bit. Eat. Not bad, if I do say so myself.


caninecologne said...

hi vicki - i've never ever eaten kohlrabi before. i think they sell it at north park produce - i just may try it next's always fun to try something new...

Vicki said...

Hi CC - I grew up eating kohlrabi 'cause my mom grew it in her garden. It took me a good 7 years to find it when I moved to CA. It's kind of like jicama, only denser and greener-tasting.

Bob said...

Kind of like jicama huh? Well, what's jicama? :D

I've been meaning to try kohlrabi, I keep seeing people write about it.

Vicki said...

Hi Bob -
This is jicama :)