Kohlrabi, Apple, and Mint Slaw

kohlrabi apple and mint slaw in white bowl
Photo: Justin Walker
Prep Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins

Crisp matchsticks of slightly peppery kohlrabi and sweet apple are tossed with a lively lime dressing, fresh herbs, and for just a hint of heat, sliced Fresno chile.


  • 3 ½ cups peeled and julienned kohlrabi (from 2 pounds)

  • 4 teaspoons fresh lime juice, plus 1 teaspoon finely grated zest (from 1 lime)

  • 1 tablespoon thinly sliced Fresno chile

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • Kosher salt

  • 1 ½ cups julienned sweet, crisp apple (such as Fuji)

  • ¼ cup fresh mint leaves, roughly chopped

  • ¼ cup cilantro leaves, roughly chopped


  1. Soak kohlrabi in a bowl of ice water until crisp, 10 minutes. Drain well.

  2. Whisk together lime juice and zest, chile, and oil. Season with salt. Toss with kohlrabi, apple, and herbs. Season with more salt, if desired; serve.

Cook's Notes

For a quick julienne, slice apple and peeled kohlrabi on a mandolin into thin rounds, then stack rounds and cut crosswise into matchsticks.

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