Friday, June 8, 2012

Allow Me to Introduce You to Kohlrabi

What is it?

Take a look at this alien like veggie. The big bulb at the bottom is actually the stem of the kohlrabi. It has a mild, sweet flavor similar to cabbage or broccoli; and is crisp and juicy. It gives a beautiful crunch to salads. The leaves are edible as well - use them as you would your favorite greens. One cup of kohlrabi comes in at about 35 calories and its chockful of a number of important vitamins and minerals - its a nutritional superhero! 

Today's recipe is a yummy alternative to cole slaw with far more color, crunch, flavor and nutritive value. I think you'll enjoy it!

Kohlrabi Beet Slaw with Lime Mint Dressing
1 large kohlrabi, peeled, julienned (save the greens for another use!)
1 bunch radishes, julienned
2 spring onions, chopped
2 medium beets, peeled, julienned

Dressing Ingredients
1/4 cup mayonnaise, I prefer light mayo
Juice from 2 limes
1/4 cup chopped mint
2 Tbsp honey
Salt and papper to taste

Prepare your vegetables for the slaw. For presentation purposes I like to keep the beets separate, tossing at the table. The color is so dramatic.
I have one row of beets, then I layered a row of kohlrabi, radishes and spring onions.
Mix the dressing ingredients together. Drizzle the dressing over the veggies about a half hour before serving. Just before serving, toss the veggies with dressing. 
Its beautiful, delicious, and ever so healthy! Hope you try it, and hope you enjoy it! Let me know!

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