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.
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.
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.
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 - a delicious, crunchy salad, that is full of flavor, and great as a side dish, in the lunchbox or for a fall party.
- 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
- Place kohlrabi, carrots, apple, green onions, raisins and walnuts in a medium sized mixing bowl, toss to combine.
- In a small mixing bowl, whisk together mayonnaise and cider vinegar to form a dressing.
- Pour dressing over kohlrabi mixture and toss to combine.
- Season slaw with salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.
- Cover bowl and place in the refrigerator and chill for at least 30 minutes before serving.
I used a food processor fitted with the shredding disc to shred the kohlrabi and carrots.
Delicious and I haven’t even waited 30 minutes, yet!!!
Oh good, I’m glad you are enjoying it!
This looks AMAZING
This looks so refreshing .. sweet and crunchy!! Great recipe!
Heather recently posted…Slow Cooker Ribs
Such a healthy and delicious slaw recipe! Thanks for sharing it!
Oana@AdoreFoods recently posted…Cuban Pumpkin Flan
This sounds so comforting. Perfect for fall. Wonderful recipe.
Deepika@EasyBabyMeals recently posted…Breakfast Pumpkin Porridge
Kohlrabi is such lovely, but underused vegetable. Great recipe.
I regularly make a variation of this salad for my family and it’s one of our favorites. I don’t add carrot to my version though. I’ll have to give it a try next time!
Rachel @ Simple Seasonal recently posted…All-Natural Funfetti Cake- 1ST BLOGIVERSARY!
This slaw looks amazing! I’ve been wanting to try kohlrabi for quite some time … what a yummy combo with apples too!
Paige @ Where Latin Meets Lagniappe recently posted…Pumpkin Spice Trifle
THis apple slaw is such a perfect idea for the holiday dinners. Pinning !
Ciao Florentina recently posted…Best Acorn Squash Recipe with Vanilla Rum Sauce
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!
Diane recently posted…Cranberry Mimosas
We are loving the health and crunch in this one; thanks so much for posting!!
Platter Talk recently posted…Cayenne Seared Pork Chops with Orange-Glazed Carrots
Fresh.. healthy and delicious…all in one!
Noor recently posted…Stir-Fry Pasta with Ground Beef
Slaw is becoming a new favorite dish of mine. So excited to find a new taste combination for it. This looks great!
Denise Wright recently posted…Shrimp Pasta with Red Pepper Sauce (low carb & Paleo version too)
Such a healthy and delicious slaw. I would love to eat it more often 🙂
What a refreshing recipe! This looks like a perfect light lunch or side dish. I love the tip of using the food processor for streamlining the process:)
Leslie @ Bessie Bakes recently posted…Chipotle Sweet Potatoes
This looks so good! I bet this would go really well as a sweet side to a savory main course. Yum!
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.
What a great idea to make a kohlrabi slaw – it looks fantastic!
Sarah recently posted…Homemade Electrolyte Drink for POTS
this will be great for a picnic!
dixya @ food, pleasure, and health recently posted…Virtual Coffee Date
What a wonderful variation on slaw. I love the use of kohlrabi, carrot and apple together. This sounds like a great fall salad. Thank you.
Thanks for this recipe, I have been trying to find different ways in preparing kohlrabi.
Sounds delicious. I love carrot and apple salad, and what a great idea to add the kohlrabi bulb.
Tina Marie recently posted…Fireside S’mores
I absolutely love kohlrabi and it’s such a shame it’s so underutilized! Love the idea of using it in a coleslaw, this sounds fabulous!
Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet recently posted…Andouille Sausage & Greens with Cheese Grits
Hello fall!! This sounds so comforting and just in time for this, awesome!
Florian @ContentednessCooking recently posted…Vegan Buckeye Brownies
I have never tried kohlrabi but I love trying new things! This sounds really comforting (and I just love the use of apple in here!)
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That slaw looks so healthy and delicious!
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