Hello, neighbors! It is going to be a hot week over here in France, so cool and refreshing meals are in order. A vegetable naturally high in water content, kohlrabi is the star ingredient of this salad along with carrots. When choosing one in the store, a quick look at its stems and leaves (should be firm and perky) and its skin (should be smooth) will tell you if it is fresh. I took a photo to show you what to expect. Choose your favorite dressing for this simple salad. Mine, our all-time favorite, is made from white miso paste.
Ingredients (serves 2)
– 150 g carrots
– 75 g kohlrabi
Prepare the dressing. As I said up above, mine is a vinaigrette made from white miso paste, rice vinegar and sesame oil, details to be found at the end of a previous post here.
Brush the carrots and peel a chunk of kohlrabi (The smallest kohlrabi rarely weighs less than 200g, so you will most likely end up with leftovers. Those can be kept refrigerated in a tightly closed container.).
Grate or julienne the vegetables and add the dressing. There, you are done!
As usual in summer, as soon as the weather forecast tells us of high temperatures for the days to come, I rush to prepare dishes. Over the past weekend I made a batch of gluten-free English muffins (my husband’s favorite breakfast, a recipe not yet posted), I baked a fish terrine (recipe in French here) that will be eaten cold, and I made some wraps, my 2020 version of them, with my favorite cameraman filming so that I can share them with you as soon as I have done the editing. Some of the wraps will go in the freezer for those hot days when I definitely don’t feel like cooking. Other than that, we will be eating a very classic summer French salad, a combination of cold green beans and garden tomatoes. What about you? What is your strategy for meals on very hot days?