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Kohlrabi with Sesame Dressing


Ingredients | Serves 4 | Cook 15 Mins

  • 3/4 pound trimmed kohlrabi bulbs 
  • 1/3 cup Japanese-style sesame seeds (not hulled), toasted 
  • 3 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon soy sauce 
  • 2 teaspoons sugar (or to taste)
  • 2 teaspoons mirin (Japanese sweet rice wine) 
  • 1 tablespoon water


  • Peel kohlrabi bulbs with a small sharp knife, then cut into matchsticks.
  • Grind sesame seeds in pestle and mortar or electric grinder, then transfer to a bowl and stir in remaining ingredients. (Dressing will be thick; thin slightly with additional water if desired.) 
  • Serve salad drizzled with some of dressing and serve remainder on the side.

    Cooks’ note: Salad and dressing can be made 1 day ahead and chilled separately, covered. If dressing is too thick to drizzle, thin with 1 teaspoon water.

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