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CSA Week 4 Recipe: Summer Corn and Kohlrabi Salad

me and my corn circa 1980

Nothing marks the arrival of summer quite like terrific corn. Just sitting on the porch shucking ears brings back countless happy memories for myself and my family. This recipe is a go-to, versatile side dish that is equally comfortable on an elegant buffet or transformed into a picnic lunch with the addition of black beans or leftover grilled chicken. It’s also a wonderful way to use any of the vegetables in your local CSA basket – in this version I’ve incorporated half of the recent harvest.

CSA Week 4: kohlrabi, turnips, garlic scapes, carrots, bunching onions, garlic, parsley, summer squash



8 ears sweet corn, boiled for 4 minutes, cooled, and cut from the cob

1 medium kohlrabi, trimmed and cut into a 1/4-inch dice

2  small turnips, trimmed and cut into a 1/4-inch dice

1/3 cup mixture of finely chopped garlic scapes, scallions or bunching onions, any combination of the three works

handful flat parsley, chopped

1/2 cup orange juice

1/2 teaspoon cumin

salt and pepper to taste

dash of red pepper flakes (optional)

Toss together all ingredients in a large bowl. If you have high-quality extra virgin olive oil on hand, drizzle a bit over the top and serve.

Serves 6-8

6 Comments Post a comment
  1. The salad sounds really good. We’re beyond turnips and kohlrabi season but I think zucchini would work equally well.

    July 7, 2012
    • Thanks! Cucumbers and/or bell peppers would also work well, Tammy. xo

      July 12, 2012
  2. Erin #

    Sounds great. I’m going to try it! (LOVE that pic of you… Nantucket?) xoxo

    July 8, 2012
  3. Anything with corn makes my husband happy :) Can’t wait to try this recipe!

    I host a weekly CSA link party and would love for you to be a part of it. Come and check it out and add your link… Hope to see you there :)

    July 8, 2012

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