Kohlrabi Carrot and Apple Slaw

Kohlrabi Carrot and Apple Slaw – a delicious, crunchy salad, that is full of flavor. Great as a side dish, in the lunchbox or for a fall party.

Kohlrabi Carrot and Apple Slaw

Kohlrabi

There are some vegetables that I really enjoy, but don’t think to use all that often, such as kohlrabi. Kohlrabi consists of both a bulb and greens, the bulb can be eaten either raw or cooked and has a wonderful flavor, kind of like a cross between a cabbage and a turnip.

Fittingly, the name kohlrabi comes from the German word kohl (cabbage) and Swiss German word rabi (turnip). Kohlrabi is also an excellent source of antioxidants, potassium and vitamin C.


Kohlrabi Carrot and Apple Slaw

Our neighbors, here in Carlisle, have a wonderful vegetable garden. And we are the lucky recipients of it’s bounty. Recently, my neighbor gave me a kohlrabi bulb. I was delighted, I love kohlrabi, but as I mentioned earlier, don’t think to use them that often.

A Play on Coleslaw

Since kohlrabi has a taste similar to cabbage, I decided to make a play on coleslaw. I used kohlrabi instead of cabbage, as well as carrots. Since it’s apple season, I included apples, as well as some walnuts and raisins.

The resulting Kohlrabi Carrot and Apple Slaw was so good. The tangy kohlrabi is balanced nicely by the sweetness from the carrots, apples and raisins. The nuttiness from the walnuts complements it all. Altogether, this salad is delicious and full of flavor.

Kohlrabi Carrot and Apple Slaw

We enjoyed this flavorful Kohlrabi Carrot and Apple Slaw along with some pulled pork for dinner. Leftovers were a delicious, crunchy accompaniment to sandwiches for lunch.

This colorful Kohlrabi Carrot and Apple Slaw would be a great side dish to a variety of entrees, it is also a wonderful addition to the lunchbox or a fall party.

Do you have a favorite kohlrabi recipe? Let me know in the comments below!

Kohlrabi Carrot and Apple Slaw

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Kohlrabi Carrot and Apple Slaw

Kohlrabi Carrot and Apple Slaw - a delicious, crunchy salad, that is full of flavor, and great as a side dish, in the lunchbox or for a fall party.

Ingredients

  • 1 kohlrabi bulb, peeled and shredded (about 1 ½ cups)
  • 2 carrots, peeled and shredded (about 1 ½ cups)
  • 1 apple, diced (about 1 cup)
  • 2 green onions, sliced (about ¼ cup)
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ½ cup walnuts
  • ½ cup light mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Place kohlrabi, carrots, apple, green onions, raisins and walnuts in a medium sized mixing bowl, toss to combine.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together mayonnaise and cider vinegar to form a dressing.
  3. Pour dressing over kohlrabi mixture and toss to combine.
  4. Season slaw with salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.
  5. Cover bowl and place in the refrigerator and chill for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Notes

I used a food processor fitted with the shredding disc to shred the kohlrabi and carrots.

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Kohlrabi Carrot and Apple Slaw - a delicious, crunchy salad, that is full of flavor. Great as a side dish, in the lunchbox or for a fall party.

27 comments

  1. Shirley Wood says:

    I must confess that I have never tried Kohlrabi but am a big fan of cabbage so I’m willing to try it. Your flavor combination sounds yummy and it’s so pretty too! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday.

  2. Diane says:

    We grow kohlrabi and love it! So nice that you give some info on this incredibly good veggie. It looks a little alien at first but the taste is great. I’m not a turnip lover, but cabbage is a yes! Kohlrabi is a big yes. This salad is perfect. I just have one kohlrabi left from our garden. Time to make this salad!
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