These two cabbage cousins offer an interesting twist on the traditional coleslaw. Kohlrabi makes a great addition to stir-fries, while turnips, when pureed with a little butter, serve as an excellent side dish. For the greens, saute them as you would kale or spinach.
Body+Soul, June 2009
- Prep Time 15 minutes
- Total Time 30 minutes
- Yield Serves 4
- 1 pound kohlrabi (about 2 small heads, leaves included)
- 1 medium turnip (about 8 ounces), peeled and quartered
- 3 tablespoons lime juice
- 1 tablespoon peanut oil
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
- Coarse salt and ground pepper
- 2 scallions, thinly sliced
- Separate stems from kohlrabi bulb, trim, and discard tough bottoms of stems. Half leaves lengthwise then thinly shred crosswise. Trim root end from bulb and peel away tough outer layer; halve lengthwise.
- Fit a food processor with a shredding blade (or use a box grater) and shred kohlrabi bulb and turnip.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together lime juice, peanut oil, honey, and sesame oil; season with salt and pepper. Add scallions, kohlrabi leaves and bulb, and turnip to bowl; toss to coat. Let stand at least 15 minutes.
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