Spicy Kohlrabi Salsa


I like to use kohlrabi as a winter version of cucumber – it’s refreshing crunch and slightly sweet flavour make it great to use in salsas like this. Enjoy your salsa on tacos, with roasted root veg in a wrap or with a piece of grilled meat or fish.


  • kohlrabi
  • Handful of coriander (you can just use the stalks if you have used the leaves for something else)
  • Smaller handful of mint leaves
  • 1 green chilli, roughly chopped (or chilli flakes)
  • Juice of half a lemon or lime


  1. First make the dressing using a small blender or a stick blender in a mug. Combine all the ingredients except the kohlrabi, and blend until smooth. If the blender is struggling, add a little oil or water.
  2. Peel the kohlrabi and cut into tiny, 2mm dice.
  3. Mix the dressing through the kohlrabi.
  4. Taste and season with salt and pepper. If your chilli was hotter than expected, (like mine!) you can add a tiny pinch of sugar to temper the spice.
Recipe design and photo: Alice