Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Kohlrabi always makes me think of space aliens. Just look at it. It’s probably the single weirdest vegetable, except for maybe Brussels sprouts on the stalk. Kohlrabi looks like it’s from another planet, and I can imagine hundreds of kohlrabies parachuting down from the sky, leaves spread wide and blocking out the rays of the sun, on their way to invade planet Earth. But their sweet and mild cabbage/turnip-like flavor assures me the kohlrabies come on a mission of good, not evil.
¼ cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 kohlrabi bulbs trimmed, peeled, and julienned
2 carrots, julienned
Freshly ground black pepper
Whisk together the mayonnaise, mustard, and lemon juice in a large bowl. Add the kohlrabi and carrot and toss to coat. Season to taste with salt and pepper, transfer to a serving bowl, and serve immediately.
Serves 4 to 6. If possible, select kohlrabies with the greens attached—kohlrabi greens are great cooked like Garlicky Braised Kale.