Kohlrabi Slivers and Pea Shoots with Sesame Dressing

20 mins (prep 20)
9 ingredients
makes 6 servings
Food editor Maggie Ruggiero became enamored of a sesame-dressed salad at Donguri, a Japanese home-cooking restaurant in New York City. This is her take on it. Because the sesame seeds are unhulled, they have a richness that flatters the freshness of spring vegetables—here, cool kohlrabi and sweet pea shoots.

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  • 2 ounces snow-pea shoots, halved (2 cups)
  • 3/4 pound trimmed kohlrabi bulbs
  • 1/3 cup japanese-style sesame seeds (not hulled), toasted
  • 3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons mirin (japanese sweet rice wine)
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • an adjustable-blade slicer (fitted with julienne blade) or a julienne peeler; a suribachi (japanese sesame-seed-grinding bowl) or an electric coffee/spice grinder


Serving Size (15.06 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 54.4 Calories from Fat 35.73
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3.97g 36.68%
Saturated Fat 0.56g 16.7%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 1.03mg 0.26%
Total Carbohydrate 3.6g 7.2%
Dietary Fiber 0.94 g 22.66%
Sugars 1.66 g %
Protein 1.43g 17.12%
Vitamin A 0.72IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 78.17mg% Iron 1.17mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
kohlrabi bulbs, trimmed, japanese-style, plus, reduced-sodium soy sauce, an