Kohlrabi and Watercress Salad with Ground Sesame Dressing

I foraged for watercress on Martha’s Vineyard and made this delicious salad with radishes and kohlrabi from the West Tisbury farmers market.

Watercress

Fresh watercress

Watercress salad

Kohlrabi watercress salad

Kohlrabi and Watercress Salad with Ground Sesame Dressing

Serves 6

1 pound of kohlrabi and radishes, thinly sliced or julienne

1 bunch of watercress, stems trimmed

¼ cup white sesame seeds

1 tablespoon soy sauce

3 tablespoons water

1 tablespoon rice wine

Toss the kohlrabi, radish, and watercress together in a large salad bowl and set aside.

Heat a small dry pan, add the sesame seeds, and toast over a medium heat for about a minute, shaking the pan, just until the seeds start to turn golden brown.

Immediately transfer to a mortar and pestle and pound until the seeds turn into a flaky paste. Add the remaining ingredients and grind until almost smooth.

Pour the dressing over the vegetables and toss to coat.


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