A super simple salad with crisp texture and a lovely combination of sweet apple, kohlrabi, lemon and tarragon.
2 small kohlrabi (about 1 pound - green or purple), cut into matchsticks about ¼″ wide
1 large Honeycrisp or Gala apple (about ½ pound), cored and cut into matchsticks about ¼″ wide. U
⅓ cup grated gouda cheese (optional)
¼ cup fresh tarragon leaves
3 tablespoons toasted sunflower seeds
Lemon zest, to taste
1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil, to taste
1 to 2 tablespoons lemon juice, to taste
Flaky sea salt (like Maldon) and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
In a large serving bowl, combine the kohlrabi and apple matchsticks. Add the cheese, if using, and the tarragon leaves and sunflower seeds. Shave lemon zest liberally over the bowl (about half of a small lemon’s worth or more).
Drizzle in 1 tablespoon olive oil and 1 tablespoon lemon juice, then sprinkle lightly with salt and black pepper. Use your hands to gently toss the salad, then add another drizzle of olive oil and lemon juice if the salad seems dry. Finish with another light sprinkle of salt and pepper and serve immediately.