• Kohlrabi Salad with Apple Ginger Vinaigrette

    Kohlrabi is definitely not a vegetable I’d ever had gumption to try.

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    Its funky, globular shape and oddly placed leaves always looked so strange to me. Let’s just say, kohlrabi was never on the menu…until now. I picked up a bunch at the store a few days ago and decided it was high time I give kohlrabi a try.

    Interestingly, the word kohlrabi is a mashup of German phraseology that translates roughly into “cabbage turnip.” The flavor tastes of mild cabbage or something like broccoli stem but without the sulfurous undertones. In terms of nutrition, it’s rich in Vitamin C and the healthy phytochemicals that other members of the Brassica family are renowned for.

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    I prepared this kohlrabi like a salad, but if you’ve got more time, you could certainly slice it thinner / smaller like a slaw. The simple apple ginger vinaigrette is a great complement to the kohlrabi’s crunch.

    Kohlrabi Salad with Apple Ginger Vinaigrette

    Preparation 2017-03-29T00:00:00+00:00
    Cook Time 2017-03-29T00:00:00+00:00
    Serves 1     adjust servings

    Ingredients

    • 1 lb (454 g) kohlrabi, tops removed, halved and sliced
    • 1/4 lb (113 g) carrots, halved and sliced
    • 1/4 lb (113 g) red apple (I like Pink Lady, about half an apple), sliced
    • 1/4 cup packed (3 oz / 85 g) fresh parsley
    • 2 large (1 oz / 28 g) green onions, white and light green parts, sliced
    • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
    • 1/4 lb (113 g) red apple (I like Pink Lady, about half an apple), chopped
    • 1/2 inch (1.3 cm) piece of ginger, peeled and finely chopped
    • 3 Tablespoons (45 mL) apple cider vinegar
    • 1/4 tsp (2 g) sea salt
    • 1/8 tsp (0.5 g) black pepper
    • 2 Tablespoons (30 mL) light-tasting olive oil or avocado oil

    Instructions

    1. Prepare the salad by mixing the salad ingredients together in a large bowl. Set aside.
    2. Make the dressing by combining the apple, ginger, apple cider vinegar, salt and pepper in a high-powered blender or food processor. Run the blender until the mixture is broken down and starts to liquify, then with the motor running, drizzle in the olive oil.
    3. Pour the dressing over the salad and mix thoroughly to combine.

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    Kohlrabi Salad with Apple Ginger Vinaigrette
    Ingredients
    • For the Salad
    • 1 lb (454 g) kohlrabi, tops removed, halved and sliced
    • 1/4 lb (113 g) carrots, halved and sliced
    • 1/4 lb (113 g) red apple (I like Pink Lady, about half an apple), sliced
    • 1/4 cup packed (3 oz / 85 g) fresh parsley
    • 2 large (1 oz / 28 g) green onions, white and light green parts, sliced
    • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
    • For the Dressing
    • 1/4 lb (113 g) red apple (I like Pink Lady, about half an apple), chopped
    • 1/2 inch (1.3 cm) piece of ginger, peeled and finely chopped
    • 3 Tablespoons (45 mL) apple cider vinegar
    • 1/4 tsp (2 g) sea salt
    • 1/8 tsp (0.5 g) black pepper
    • 2 Tablespoons (30 mL) light-tasting olive oil or avocado oil
    Instructions
    1. Prepare the salad by mixing the salad ingredients together in a large bowl. Set aside.
    2. Make the dressing by combining the apple, ginger, apple cider vinegar, salt and pepper in a high-powered blender or food processor. Run the blender until the mixture is broken down and starts to liquify, then with the motor running, drizzle in the olive oil.
    3. Pour the dressing over the salad and mix thoroughly to combine.

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    Steph Gaudreau is a certified holistic nutrition practitioner, weightlifting and mindset coach, and the author of the best-selling Performance Paleo Cookbook. Her recipes and expert advice have been featured in SELF, Outside Magazine, Elle, and Greatist. Steph loves barbells, cats, and anything Lord of the Rings. She lives in San Diego, CA.

    16 thoughts on “Kohlrabi Salad with Apple Ginger Vinaigrette

    1. How funny. I just found your website and you talk about the little known, misunderstood Kohlrabi. Love kohlrabi! my dad used to grow it and we’d bring it in, slice it, salt and eat. yum. I’ve discovered on my own how good it is cooked. Boiled and mashed (alone or used in combo with other veggies like potatoes etc). AND it’s outta sight roasted! I went to the local farm today and picked up purple ones. Last year they had the green ones almost the size of a soccer ball. All were very good. They freeze well. I just peel & chop in chunks (after washing and drying) put in bags and freeze. They can then be cooked or roasted. Gonna try that salad now with my purple one. lol J

    2. Made this on the weekend for my non-paleo family and they loved it! Using apples to sweeten the dressing was perfect. Thanks for posting!

    3. What store did you find the kohlrabi at? I have checked Sprouts (more than one!), Jimbos and Whole Foods.

      Thanks

        1. Yes, it’s extremely easy to grow. We got a seed variety from Jung nursery that can be harvested young, or still fabulous when they are humongous. We harvested a humongous one this evening, and could only eat a quarter of it. We sliced it into salad, and will refrigerate the rest of it for later this week. I love it best raw. Nice and crispy. Don’t have any idea why more people don’t eat it. To me, it’s much better tasting than cabbage.

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