Kohlrabi and Apple Salad with Lime Dressing


  • 3 medium kohlrabis, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 medium Granny Smith apples, cored and julienned
  • 2 green chilies (optional)
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • Sprinkling of fresh herbs (mint, coriander, basil)


  • Juice of 2 limes,
  • 1 tsp. lime zest (a bit more if you like)
  • 1 tsp. toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • ¼ cup light oil (grapeseed, avocado)
  • 2 tbsp. sour cream or crème fraiche
  • salt


  1. Peel kohlrabis, being sure to remove all of the thick outer skin.
  2. Cut into four sections and thinly slice each one crossways.  You can use a mandolin.
  3. Core the apples, slice thinly in one direction, then in the other to make a fine julienne. Sprinkle immediately with a bit of the lime juice to prevent oxidation.
  4. Slice the chilies thinly after removing seeds and membranes.
  5. Combine dressing ingredients in a jar or small bowl and shake or mix thoroughly. Taste and adjust to your own taste.
  6. Pour a little over salad, just enough to lightly dress the salad.
  7. Sprinkle with the green onions and herbs and a light sprinkle of sesame seeds, if desired.
  8. There will be enough dressing for several salads. It is excellent for coleslaw or beet and apple slaw, etc.