What is Kohlrabi? It's a Slaw!

What is Kohlrabi? It's a Slaw!

I recently started ordering produce through our local csa. I enjoy this weekly adventure. It’s such a challenge discovering fruits or vegetables I’m not familiar with, and turning them into a new dish to try.

This week it was kohlrabi. My mother is a big fan of this member of the cabbage family. I tastes a bit like the stem of broccoli, and has a kind of watery crunch to it. I decided it would make the perfect coleslaw to go with the Wild Alaskan salmon waiting in the frig.

Kohlrabi Slaw

I really liked the texture and lightness kohlrabi added to my slaw recipe, and since it’s a member of the cabbage family it fit right in with the cabbage. The wasabi added just a bit of heat, that paired well with the grilled salmon, making a sauce for the salmon unnecessary. Next time I shred kohlrabi, I’ll let it drain a bit. It has such an abundance of moisture, the slaw was a bit soupy.


  • ¼ cup rice vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons wasabi powder
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 large kohlrabi, shredded
  • 1 large carrot , shredded
  • ¼ cup scallions , chopped
  • 2 cups cabbage, shredded
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
Read the whole recipe on Mother RImmy's Cooking Light Done Right