Saturday, June 29, 2013

Kohlrabi-Apple Slaw

I've been enjoying trying new things from our weekly produce box. I made this slaw last night to use up our kohlrabi from the previous week. Have you ever tried kohlrabi? I hadn't either until last night. It's sort of like a cabbage but many people eat it peeled, raw and with salt like a radish. When I looked it up, many definitions say it's taste and texture is very similar to the stem of broccoli, but much milder and sweeter. I have to agree, it's taste was very mild and mine was really juicy like an apple. Our youngest kept reaching for bites as I was cutting it up, we both enjoyed it raw with no seasonings.

When peeled it looks like this, the flesh is mostly white or a very light green. I peeled mine with a small paring knife, I think a vegetable peeler would work also. I then just cut mine into small matchsticks for the slaw. It's very easy to cut through, so you can slice it for salads or to eat raw.

After doing a little research I decided to go with an easy slaw. I found some with carrots and a creamy mayonnaise based dressing. But really a simple, light salad like this sounded wonderful! With just a few simple ingredients I was able to create a delicious and refreshing slaw that I would love to eat all summer long. I know new foods can be intimidating to try, especially when it comes to veggies. Visit your local farmers' market and find yourself a kohlrabi, I think you'd really love this slaw. It's so simple and perfect for summer!

Kohlrabi-Apple Slaw

1 kohlrabi
1 apple, I used Gala
1-2 tbsp. olive oil
Juice of half of lemon
Salt and pepper to taste

Peel kohlrabi using a paring knife or vegetable peeler, the inside flesh should be a light green or white color. Cut kohlrabi into small matchstick pieces and set into a medium bowl. Cut apple the same way, I left the skin on mine for extra color and nutrition. Add apple to bowl. Drizzle olive oil and lemon juice in bowl. Toss together. Season with a little salt and pepper. Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary. Serve immediately or store in fridge.


I hope you're enjoying these new healthy recipes. I'm having fun creating new dishes for our family to try. For the most part everyone is liking our produce box.

Well we're off to enjoy our day. Our oldest is in a parade this morning so we're getting around for that. We've got some family in town over the weekend, I think we'll be taking the kids goofy golfing later tonight. That should be fun! Enjoy your weekend!

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