Cucumber And Kohlrabi Salad

I’m still obsessed with Din Tai Fung’s cucumber salad, but this cucumber and kohlrabi salad is a new favorite. Simple, healthy, flavorful, and best part, effortless. There is nothing all that fancy about this salad, but kohlrabi, a much less talked about vegetable, with its sweet, yet slightly peppery flavor is the true star here.

cucumber and kohlrabi salad

Kohlrabi, also referred to as the “German cabbage”, comes from the Brassica oleracea family, which includes popular vegetables such as;  broccoli, cauliflower, kale, collard greens, and Brussels sprouts. Kohlrabi, which can be green or purple, is a bulbous vegetable with two layers of stiff leaves attached in a rosette, just like a cabbage. It has long leafy greens that shoot out from the top. All parts of the kohlrabi can be eaten, both raw and cooked.

cucumber and kohlrabi salad

Taste-wise, the best way I can describe kohlrabi is a cross between a radish, cabbage, and a turnip. And healthy-wise, you truly can’t go wrong. If I haven’t conveyed you yet, take a look at these kohlrabi facts and see for yourself.

  • Kohlrabi has only 35 calories per cup.
  • Though it looks like a root vegetable, it is not.
  • Low glycemic, which means it does not cause rapid blood sugar spikes.
  • Kohlrabi is an excellent source of vitamin C and potassium.
  • It is high in fiber (5 grams per cup) which is great for your digestive health.
  • As a cruciferous veggie, kohlrabi has high levels of antioxidants which help fight cancer and heart disease.

cucumber and kohlrabi salad

With a drizzling of ponzu, sesame, honey, and fresh lime juice, this sweet-tangy cucumber and kohlrabi salad whips up in minutes and can be served alongside just about anything you can dream up.

cucumber and kohlrabi salad

About the Author

Andrea Potischman

I am a professionally trained NYC chef turned CA mom and food blogger. I post about real food, with doable ingredient lists that are family friendly.

4 thoughts on "Cucumber And Kohlrabi Salad"

  1. Avatar photo AP says:

    Was searching the internet for a kohlrabi & cucumber salad. Somehow had all the other called for ingredients on hand. It was easy to put together and more importantly, SOO FRIGGIN’ DELICIOUS!

    1. So love hearing this! Thank you for taking the time to reach out and let me know your thoughts, I really appreciate it. Wishing you a very happy and healthy holiday season.

  2. Avatar photo Neal Potischman says:

    Delicious recipe and beautiful photos. And I’m glad to know about the nutritional side!

    1. That right there is love. Thank you 🙂

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