Kohlrabi Slaw

This was the first year that we’ve been a part of a crop share. Every Tuesday afternoon the boys and I take a ride up to Salisbury (about 30 minutes for us) and get our goodies for the week. We’re never sure what we’ll get, and it’s always exciting to find something that we haven’t tried before in the basket for the week.

Take kohlrabi for instance. I had no clue what do with it. Folks seemed to say it was like a cross between cabbage and broccoli – so I of course immediately thought of a slaw. I shredded the kohlrabi down and combined it with a small bag of pre-packaged broccoli slaw. I also  had a couple of green apples hanging around, so I shredded them and added as well. I loved, loved, loved the sweet crunch that they brought to the party.

I’m hoping we’ll continue to see kohlrabi in our baskets for another few weeks at least, I’m already brainstorming more uses for those big leafy bulbs!

8 Comments

  1. Krissy@Daintychef
    Posted July 9, 2013 at 10:21 AM | Permalink

    We got kohlrabi in our share a few weeks ago as well. We diced ours and added it to a stir fry, it added a nice crunch like water chestnuts would. If we get it again, I will definitely try this!

  2. Posted July 9, 2013 at 1:19 PM | Permalink

    I don’t know that I’ve ever even *seen* it before but way to go on making it into coleslaw – it looks perfect for summer!

  3. Posted July 9, 2013 at 7:12 PM | Permalink

    I’ve never used kohlrabi, but I love slaw, and yours looks amazing. I’m going to have to try it!

  4. Posted July 10, 2013 at 4:25 AM | Permalink

    I loooove Kohlrabi – it’s very common here in Switzerland. Your salad makes me hungry;-)
    I usually cook Kohlrabi with a thin white sauce (a bit butter and flour and sojamilk or water) and a bit of parsley. Served with potatoes or little pastas.

  5. Posted August 23, 2013 at 1:57 PM | Permalink

    I love the recipe! It was included in my kohlrabi blog post (with credit, of course). Thank you!

  6. Theo
    Posted August 4, 2015 at 10:33 AM | Permalink

    I raised kohlrabi in my garden for the first time this year, and I have a lot of it. Is there any reason I couldn’t/ shouldn’t use just kohlrabi (omitting the broccoli) for this slaw?

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