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
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.|
Its beautiful, delicious, and ever so healthy! Hope you try it, and hope you enjoy it! Let me know!