Kohlrabi-Broccoli Slaw

Kohlrabi-Broccoli SlawThis kohlrabi-broccoli slaw is by far one of my favorite side dishes. In fact I love it so much it’s hard not to eat it all in one serving! Though sadly ;)… I do have to share it with my children as they really enjoy it as well.

Have you ever tried Kohlrabi before?
Kohlrabi, aka “German Turnip”, is a nutrient-rich vegetable in the brassica family (along with kale, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, etc.). Kohlrabi can be eaten both raw and cooked (i.e. steamed, stir-fried), just be sure to peel it first as the outer skin layer can be quite tough and fibrous. It tastes similar to cabbage with a broccoli-esque flavor. When purchasing this unique, but forgotten vegetable, try to look for the smaller, more tender ones if possible.

Kohlrabi Nutrition Facts(per 1/2-cup, raw)
— Low in calories (19 cal)
— High in dietary fiber (2.5 grams)
— Good source of Potassium (245 grams)
— 25 IU Vitamin A, 43.4 mg Vitamin C, 11.3 mcg folic acid, and 16.8 mg Calcium

Kohlrabi-Broccoli Slaw
 
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Kissed with toasty almonds and sweet-tart cranberries, this slaw is a tasty side to enjoy anytime of year, but especially great for those Thanksgiving and Christmas get-togethers.
Recipe type: Sides
Serves: 4 to 6
Ingredients
Slaw
  • 1.25 to 1.5 pounds Kohlrabi, peeled and cut into ⅛ inch, or slightly thinner, matchstick/julienne (about 4 cups)
  • 2 cups fresh broccoli florettes, chopped small
  • ½ small red onion, finely chopped
  • ⅓ cup dried cranberries
  • ⅓ cup of sliced almonds, lightly toasted
Dressing
  • ¾ cup mayonnaise (preferably homemade mayonnaise)
  • ¼ cup Buttermilk or plain kefir
  • 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar, raw
  • 10 drops liquid stevia, or to taste
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Add kohlrabi, broccoli florettes, onion, cranberries, and almonds to a large mixing bowl. Toss all together to combine. Set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, in a smaller bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. Pour the dressing over the slaw mixture and toss well until the vegetables are thoroughly coated. Taste and season with more salt and pepper and needed.
  4. If you can wait 😉 cover and let "marinate" in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to 1 hour to allow the flavors to come together. (If not just dig in.... it sure is good!)
  5. Slaw will keep for several days in the fridge.

 

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Disclaimer: The information in this post is meant for educational purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice. None of the opinions are meant to diagnose or treat any disease or illness. You should always consult your healthcare provider.


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