Kohlrabi Caesar Recipe from Toronto Restaurant East Thirty-Six

For our latest recipe from a Toronto restaurant, we feature an exciting kohlrabi recipe from downtown cocktail and bites bar, East Thirty-Six. This recipe combines the kohlrabi with bacon, anchovies, home-made breadcrumbs and a home-made sauce for a flavourful snack.

Caesar Recipe

Kohlrabi Caesar Recipe


-1ea kohlrabi
-10g bacon
-3pcs white anchovy
1tsp lemon zest
-1/2tsp Lemon juice
1tsp chives
-1tbsp fried bread crumbs (see recipe below)
-2tbsp Pecorino dressing (see recipe below)
-10g pecorino for grating
-Salt and pepper to taste


-Peel kohlrabi and shave with mandolin
-Prepare pecorino dressing
-Cook bacon until crispy
-Mix kohlrabi with bacon, lemon zest, lemon juice, pecorino dressing, salt and pepper in a salad bowl
-Place mixed salad on the plate
-Place white anchovy on top of the salad
-Grate pecorino on top and garnish with chives and fried bread crumbs

Fried Bread Crumbs Recipe


-8 tablespoons olive oil
-1 garlic clove, chopped
-200g fresh rough breadcrumbs
-salt and freshly ground black pepper


-Sweat out garlic in olive oil
-Add bread crumbs and cook out until golden
-Remove from heat and stir in thyme
-Season accordingly

Pecorino Aioli Recipe


-3 garlic cloves
-5 egg yolks
-1.25 cups buttermilk
-1/2 tbls reisling vinegar
-150 g ricotta salata
-250 g pecorino
-50 ml lemon juice
-1L canola oil
-salt to taste


-Add all ingredients expect oil to blender
-Puree and slowly add oil



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