Kohlrabi Noodles Recipe

Published on June 3rd 2022 by Sarah Leadon.
Last updated on March 20th 2024
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Looking for a low-carb alternative to potatoes? Try Kohlrabi! One cup of raw Kohlrabi contains just 3 grams of net carbs. And it's packed with 93% of your daily vitamin C requirements! Kohlrabi or German turnip is a low, stout cultivar of wild cabbage, that is selectively bred from the same species as broccoli, kale, collard greens, and cauliflower. It has a sweet peppery flavor with a texture that's similar to broccoli stems. Kohlrabi can be cooked or eaten raw. 

Today we are serving it up raw with shirataki noodles. First, we tossed matchstick-sized Kohlrabi with tart freshly squeezed lime juice, refreshing mint and basil, and spicy red Thai chili peppers and marinated it in the fridge until the Kohlrabi absorbed all of those delicious flavors. Then we added shirataki noodles and served the Kohlrabi Noodles with sliced avocados, lime slices, and peanuts. Whether you like spicy foods or are looking to try something new, these delicious Kohlrabi noodles are all that and more!

What are kohlrabi noodles made of?

Kohlrabi noodles are made out of kohlrabi, which is part of the turnip family and has the same pungency as cauliflower, broccoli, or Brussels sprouts. It's also known as a German turnip. 

Are kohlrabi noodles Keto friendly?

Yes, kohlrabi noodles are keto friendly containing only a few carbs per ounce. Much less than traditional pasta for sure. 

Is kohlrabi high in carbs?

Great news! Kohlrabi is low in carbs, containing only 3 grams of net carbs per 100 grams. 

What does kohlrabi taste like?

As kohlrabi is part of the cauliflower and broccoli family, it tastes like a mixture of both of these vegetables with a touch of radish spiciness. 

Author: Sarah Leadon
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Time & Serves

Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
20 mins


  • Juice of 1 Lime


  • Zest of 1 Lime


  • 2 tablespoons Coconut Aminos


  • 2 tablespoons Rice Vinegar


  • 1 clove Garlic, minced


  • 1 teaspoon Ginger, minced

  • 2 tablespoons Sriracha

  • 1/4 cup Peanut Oil 

Kohlrabi Noodles
  • 3 Kohlrabi, peeled, cut into matchsticks


  • 1 Thai Chili Pepper, red or green, sliced


  • 7 ounces Shirataki noodles, cooked according to the package instructions and cooled


  • 2 tablespoons Fresh Mint, chopped


  • 2 tablespoons Fresh Basil, chopped


  • 1 teaspoon Salt


  • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper


  • 1 Avocado, sliced


  • 1/4 cup crushed Peanuts

  • Lime slices



Whisk Together the lime juice, lime zest, coconut aminos, rice vinegar, garlic, ginger, peanut oil and sriracha in a large bowl. 


Kohlrabi salad dressing being mixed in a bowl
Kohlrabi Noodles

Add kohlrabi and Thai chilies to the dressing and toss to combine. Cover with plastic wrap and let the kohlrabi noodles sit in the fridge for 30 minutes. 

Bowl of cut kohlrabi being mixed in a bowl with the dressing

Remove kohlrabi noodles from the fridge and add shirataki noodles, mint, basil, salt, and pepper, and toss to combine.  


Mint, basil, noodles and seasonings being mixed into kohlrabi salad.

Serve the kohlrabi noodles in individual plates or a sharing platter. Enjoy cold or at room temperature with avocado slices, crushed peanuts, and lime slices. 

Completed plate of kohlrabi noodle salad topped with sliced avocados, peanuts and fresh lime
Sarah Leadon

Delve into the fusion of food and mood with Sarah. Discover the emotional journey within each recipe. Beyond the kitchen, she's an avid reader and music lover, lost in the rhythms of life.

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Sarah Leadon

Delve into the fusion of food and mood with Sarah. Discover the emotional journey within each recipe. Beyond the kitchen, she's an avid reader and music lover, lost in the rhythms of life.

More posts by Sarah Leadon