Kohlrabi. Looking something like a Sputnik in vegetable form, with a squat bulb and antennae-like shoots, it is part of the cabbage family. The name translates as 'turnip cabbage' and the mild, sweet flavor is somewhere between a turnip and a waterchestnut, with a crisp, crunchy texture. It can be found in two colors, pale green and the less common purple.

Kohlrabi Carpaccio [Vegan]


Cooking Time




For the salad

  • 1 kohlrabi
  • 1 small green apple
  • 1 small red apple

For the dressing

  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup

For the topping

  • toasted sesame seeds
  • olive oil to drizzle
  • salt & pepper
  • coriander/dill/edible flowers


  1. Peel and then thinly slice the kohlrabi and apples on a mandolin and spread out on a serving plate. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and a good quality olive oil.
  2. Meanwhile, roast sesame seeds until golden (2-4 minutes). Add toppings (coriander, edible flowers, roasted seeds) and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Serve fresh.

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