Kohlrabi with sesame dressing

7th June 2022

There are boundless possibilities for Kohlrabi and its slightly other-worldly look and here's an Asian-style take on this brasicca whose name derives from the German for cabbage (kohl) and turnip (rabi). A recipe from the Better Food Traders who we are an accredited founding member of. 



3/4 pound trimmed kohlrabi bulbs

1/3 cup Japanese-style sesame seeds (not hulled) toasted

3 tablespoons sesame oil

3 tablespoons (+1 teaspoon) soy sauce

2 teaspoons sugar (or to taste)

2 teaspoons mirin (Japanese sweet rice wine)

1 tablespoon water



1) Peel your kohlrabi bubs with a small, sharp knife, then cut into matchsticks.

2) Grind sesame seeds in pestle and mortar or electric grinder. Transfer to a bowl and stir in remaining ingredients. (Dressing will be thick - thin slightly with additional water if desired).

3) Dress your kohlrabi and enjoy!