Thursday, August 22, 2013

Kohlrabi, Carrot & Sesame Slaw

A while back, I purchased a Groupon for three boxes of organic veg to be delivered to my door.  I've just finished up my third box and I'm afraid they've got me.  The enhanced flavor of our veggies is noticeable, plus we're eating a lot more greens.  I thought I did a pretty good job of keeping a variety of vegetables circling on our table, but then I was given a kohlrabi, two eggplants, and some big leafy greens (which I'm still not entirely sure what exactly they were) and I realized that I haven't been branching out as much as I thought.  What to do with these exciting new treasures?!  I loved that challenge!
Thankfully, the kohlrabi came with a recipe card, which I will now gladly pass on to you.  Best served the same day, this slaw has a great crunch and vibrant sweet flavor with a little kick.  It'd go great with Thai turkey burgers!

1 kholrabi, peeled and cut into fine matchsticks
4 carrots, peeled and cut into fine matchsticks
1 small onion, thinly sliced
2 Tbsp sesame seeds
2 Tbsp chopped cilantro

2 Tbsp sweet chili sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp rice wine vinegar
1 tsp soy sauce
a good squeeze of lime juice

Put the sesame seeds in a dry frying pan and gently heat them, stirring every now and then, for about 1 minutes, until they are golden.  Remove from the heat and transfer to a large bowl.  Add the carrot, kohlrabi and onion and stir together.  In a small bowl, whisk the chili sauce, sesame oil, vinegar and soy.  Add a squeeze of lime juice to taste.  Pour over the veg, add the cilantro and toss together.  Serve immediately.

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