Looking for the best kohlrabi recipes? Want some tips for making a kohlrabi salad or slaw? Try our ideas below, then check out more great salad recipes. Look out for kohlrabi in veg boxes and greengrocers – it looks like a pale green turnip and is a member of the cabbage family.
What is kohlrabi?
Also known as German turnip or turnip cabbage, kohlrabi looks otherworldly but its taste is refreshingly familiar – a hint of apple with the pepperiness of radish. It’s just as good raw as it is cooked – cut into matchsticks and toss into a salad.
When is kohlrabi in season?
UK kohlrabi season starts in August and ends in November.
Kohlrabi salad with apple
Crisp and fresh raw kohlrabi is joined by slices of apple in this fresh and vibrant salad. A quick and easy starter or side for vegetarian entertaining.
Sweet potato and kohlrabi fries with wasabi mayo
Oven cook these sweet potato and kohlrabi fries for an easy alternative to your everyday potato fries.
Kohlrabi salad with crab
Check out our punchy Thai-inspired salad recipe which pairs kohlrabi with crab. This simple salad is easy to make, low in calories and ready in just 15 minutes.
BBQ pork buns with kohlrabi slaw
Crisp, raw kohlrabi is the perfect pairing for succulent, rich slow-cooked meat. These buns are a great way to feed a crowd for a weekend get-together.
Soy-braised chicken with kohlrabi salad
We’ve come up with a punchy kohlrabi salad to go with sticky, succulent chicken. This easy recipe is both sweet and salty, and makes for a flavoursome midweek meal.
Kohlrabi and celery remoulade
kohlrabi makes a fantastic remoulade, which is usually made with celeriac but works a treat here with this combination of celery and kohlrabi and goes particularly well with smoked salmon.
Bagna cauda (anchovy and garlic sauce)
This warm anchovy and garlic dip from Piedmont makes an easy starter or sharing platter to serve with drinks. It’s a great way to use up a tin of anchovies.
Whole roast mackerel, leeks, kohlrabi and Jerusalem artichokes
Wow your dinner party guests with this easy and impressive whole roast mackerel with Jerusalem artichoke crisps by chef Jackson Berg, from moveable restaurant Xiringuito in Liverpool.
Roast kohlrabi with ranch dressing
Replace ordinary potatoes with sweet and crispy kohlrabi and top with ranch dressing for a summer salad that makes the most of this seasonal produce.
Soy-glazed, blackened cod loin, pickled kohlrabi, pak choi and shiitake mushrooms
Impress your friends by replicating The City Barge pub’s best blackened cod recipe, which is marinated in miso with pak choi and shiitake mushrooms, before being topped with a zesty pickled kohlrabi.
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