Sunday, October 16, 2016

Quick Kohlrabi Slaw

My friend Deirdre is a very creative cook and I love cooking with her. I often focus on one part of the dinner, while she focuses on another. The other night, she was in charge of the side dishes and she made Kohlrabi Slaw that was quick and delicious! Kohlrabi tastes much like Broccoli Stalks, which is one of my favorite vegetables, so I knew I would love this salad. She peeled and grated the Kohlrabi and then dressed it lightly with Lime Juice, Olive Oil and Salt and Pepper.  Kohlrabi has a natural sweetness and we had just been discussion in class that Lime Juice is good for regulating blood sugar so we also knew that this Slaw was very good for us, but more importantly, it was so delicious!  I could have eaten the whole bowl, but I did have to share. This slaw would be great as a side dish for a BBQ or a Steak. This Slaw recipe is a keeper!

Quick Kohlrabi Slaw

2 large Kohlrabi, peed with a paring knife 
1 bunch of Cilantro leaves, stems removed and washed
Juice of 2 Limes
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1/2 teaspoon of Salt
Pinch of fresh ground Black Pepper

Grate the Kohlrabi and then place in a serving bowl with the Cilantro. Mix together ithe Lime Juice, Olive Oil, Salt and Pepper to make a Vinaigrette. Add to the Kohlrabi and Cilantro toss to coat. Let sit for at least 15 minutes to let the flavors meld. 

Five Element Analysis

Kohlrabi belongs to the Wood Element and so does the Lime Juice, and Olive Oil so that Element is fully represented and this Slaw becomes primarily a Wood food. The Cilantro Leaves contribute the Metal Element. So, this dish would be great as a side to Pork or Beef.


  1. This looks like a great recipe, but I'm not fond of cilantro - what would be a good alternative? Thanks -- in advance!

  2. Parsley would work well instead