When using raw kohlrabi in a salad, it's important to use a mandoline to slice it wafer-thin. This allows you to make the most of its delicate, crunchy texture. The dressing's creamy roasted garlic is an ideal counterpart to the crisp kohlrabi.

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Chris Testani

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
total:
1 hr 25 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Remove 1 garlic clove from 1 head, and very finely grate, setting aside 1/8 teaspoon. Wrap remaining heads of garlic in foil, and roast until very soft and golden inside, about 1 hour. Unwrap; let cool.

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  • Meanwhile, whisk together grated garlic, lemon zest and juice, paprika, mustard, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1 teaspoon water in a small bowl. Squeeze roasted garlic from skins, and add 2 tablespoons to bowl, reserving remainder for another use. Stir to combine but leave very chunky. Stir in oil (do not completely incorporate).

  • Shave kohlrabi very thinly on a mandoline. Divide among 4 plates; season with 1/2 teaspoon salt. Spoon dressing over kohlrabi, then top with arugula leaves and almonds.

Cook's Notes

Using the cruciferous arugula -- instead of baby greens or other lettuce -- gives this salad a spicier flavor that complements the mild sweetness of the kohlrabi.

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