Marinated Sunchoke Salad

Shaved Sunchoke Salad

Don't let the looks fool you, this salad is full of flavor!
Eater rating: 4.0 / 5  4

We’re eating a shaved sunchoke salad marinated in a lemon, chive, whole grain mustard and truffle vinaigrette. Sunchokes, also known as Jerusalem Artichokes, are the tuber (aka root) of a species of sunflower. Their light, slightly sweet flavor and crispity, crunchity texture make them a perfect vegetable to use in slaws, pickles and salad. We thought they paired up great with the rest of our meal – seared sirloin and cumin roasted carrots.

A Sunchoke Recipe, by Amanda
Shaved Sunchoke Salad

For the vinaigrette:
juice and zest from 1 lemon
1 tsp minced shallot
1 1/2 tsp whole grain mustard
2 tbsp thinly-sliced chives
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
1 tsp truffle oil
1/4-1/2 cup canola oil, (depending on how tart you like vinaigrette)

8oz sunchokes, scrubbed clean (do NOT peel)
kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper

Make the vinaigrette: Combine first 7 ingredients for the vinaigrette in a mixing bowl. Whisk vigorously. While continuing to whisk vigorously, slowly drizzle in the canola oil to form an emulsified dressing. After a 1/4 of a cup of oil has been added, taste the dressing. Adjust as necessary to your preferences with extra canola oil, kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper.

Carefully, using a sharp knife or mandolin, shave the sunchokes into thin slices, width-wise. Add sunchoke slices to the vinaigrette. Toss to coat. Taste the sunchokes and adjust season as desired with kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper, allow the sunchokes to marinate in the vinaigrette for at least half an hour before serving. Serve at room temperature or chilled. Enjoy!

7 comments so far:

  1. Kalyn says:

    I’ve never had sunchokes, but this looks wonderful.

  2. Kasha says:

    Amanda,
    Prime Rib Sushi! That is incredible. I must make that for my Dad who loves Prime Rib and Sushi! Thanks so much! I am most definitely adding this blog to my blog list. Would you please add mine to yours!? I would so appreciate it! Thanks for the tasties! http://grubandstuff.blogspot.com/

  3. tuki says:

    I love your blog! Thankyou!!

  4. RecipeGirl says:

    Sunchokes? Never seen them. But something tells me I’d find them at Specialty Produce :) Been there yet??

  5. tuki says:

    I came to play

  6. Mary says:

    I’m Japanese. I really love your recipe !!
    I have never seen your all recipe.
    How wonderful !!

  7. Tara says:

    I just had sunchokes for the first time and was so excited — now, thanks to your recipe, I know how to prepare them! Thanks for the great suggestion

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