Carrot, Kohlrabi and Coriander Salad

Carrot, Kohlrabi and Coriander Salad

There appears to have been rather a windfall of Kohlrabi recently. I have been getting one almost every week in my organic veg box. Surprisingly enough, I am not yet bored of it. I have been experimenting with soups and a whole host of salads. This is my favourite yet.

Kohlrabi, incase you aren’t familiar with it, is a variety of turnip. It is slightly radishy in flavour and has a good crunch – ideal of salads!

Carrot, Kohlrabi and Coriander Salad

Carrot, Kohlrabi and Coriander Salad

I love a good shaved veg salad. It more substantial then green leaves, less inclined to get soggy in a packed lunch, quick, easy and convenient in one variation of another for all occasions. I am rather a fan of this combination, it is particularly good with an asian style dressing. The kohlrabi is nicely complimented by the sweeter carrot and the fragrant coriander.

I got rather carried away with the mandolin and ended up makin so much, I had to pop half in tupperware for the next day. These are the two ways I served it. The first was served with an accompanying crispy skinned chicken thigh. The second, a little more substantial was my lunch the next day. If you are thinking of something for  the office, swap the poached egg for a couple of boiled eggs and you’ve got yourself a nifty packed lunch!

Carrot, Kohlrabi and Coriander Salad: ONE

Serves 4, as a side

  • 1 medium Kohlrabi
  • 3 medium Carrots
  • a small handful Coriander
  • 1 tbs Coriander Seeds, toasted
  • Sea Salt and fresh ground Black Pepper

Peel the kohrabi and use a mandolin or the long strip, mandolin part of the grater to finely shave the kohlrabi

Wash the carrots, peel the outside layer and throw away. Then use a veg peeler to create long thin ribbons of carrot.

Add the shaved veggies to a large bowl with the coriander and enough dressing to coat, toss and serve.

Dress the

For the Dressing 

  • 2 tbsp Tamari, Liquid Aminos or Soy Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 Orange, juice and zest
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • ½ garlic clove, mashed to a pulp
  • 1/2 tsp finely grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame seed oil

Whisk all the dressing ingredients tougher, or alternately add to a jar – lid on and shake.

 Carrot, Kohlrabi and Coriander Salad

Carrot, Kohlrabi and Coriander Salad

Carrot, Kohlrabi and Coriander Salad: TWO

Additional ingredients, serves 1

Mix the anchovies through the salad. Poach the eggs, drain any excess water and perch on top. A bit of black pepper and voila, a delicious little lunch.

Just FYI – The serving sizes of salad I recommend are double then shown in the bowls. Unfortunately minimal always looks better for pics.

 

Carrot, Kohlrabi and Coriander Salad

Carrot, Kohlrabi and Coriander Salad

Carrot, Kohlrabi and Coriander Salad

Carrot, Kohlrabi and Coriander Salad

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