Kohlrabi–that curious vegetable that abounds at farmers markets, yet few people know how to prepare. Wonder no more. Chop it up into a cool, colourful salad. White potatoes, move over, there’s something better. And feel free to spice up the flavour with a sprinkling of cumin or fresh herbs like basil. That’s next on my list to add.
This summery salad was inspired by one of our family favourites, Rainbow Potato Salad. Yes, they both contain ham. But if you are vegetarian or averse to pork, all you need are beets as a vibrant substitution. Then after you finish your low carb salad, you have my permission to indulge in some freshly baked butter tarts spiked with berries and rhubarb. It’s all about balance, right?
Kohlrabi Cube Salad
- 1.5 cups fresh carrots, peeled and cut into 1-cm cubes
- 1.5 cups kohlrabi, cut into 1-cm cubes
- 1 cup ham or beets, cut into 1-cm cubes
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- chopped green onions, optional
- sea salt, to taste
- In a medium saucepan, bring 4 cups of water to boil. Add chopped vegetables. Boil for a few minutes, until tender-crisp. Drain and rise under cool water.
- To cooled vegetable cubes add ham, mayonnaise and chopped onion. Stir to mix. Season with sea salt to taste. Serve cool.
I am sharing this recipe here and at Allergy Free Wednesdays.
14 thoughts on “Kohlrabi Cube Salad”
What a fun use for kohlrabi- great!
It’s a wonderful vegetable that I think should get more press!
I really like it too. I usually incorporate it into some sort of roasted vegetable dish- so boring!! 🙂
Actually, roasting sounds lovely. Simple is not boring to me when the flavours shine through. 🙂
This sounds delicious and is so easy to make! Pinned to my 5licious board – recipes with five main ingredients 🙂 !
Thanks, Roxy. I’ll have to check your board out too. 🙂 -Julia
Great salad recipe. I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams, starts on Fridays 😀 Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party.
Thanks for the invitation! 🙂
This sounds wonderful! I always see kohlrabi and never knew what to make with it too and now I can’t wait to try this out 🙂
Go for it! Kohlrabi is also good as part of a stir fry. Or you can put it in a soup. It tastes a bit like daikon to me, but milder.
Thank you for sharing this kohlrabi cube salad post at City of Creative Dream’s City of Links last Friday! I appreciate you taking the time to party with me. Hope to see you again this week 🙂
Great idea! I love when I see it fresh at the stands of the farmers’ market I go to, also! I always take the skin off, slice it into the shape/size of a cracker, spread it with goat cheese, and top with deli ham!
That sounds delicious! I’m looking forward to kohlrabi being in season again!