Kohlrabi and Apple Salad

Kohlrabi is a versatile veggie that offers a delightful crunch and a mild, slightly sweet flavor that pairs well with a variety of dishes. Whether new to kohlrabi or a seasoned fan, this salad recipe will become a family favorite. Let’s dive into a simple and delicious way to enjoy kohlrabi.

You’ll need:

  • 2 medium kohlrabi bulbs, peeled and julienned
  • 2 crisp apples, cored and julienned
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint (optional)
  • 1/4 cup roasted sunflower seeds or chopped nuts (optional)

For the Dressing:

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Salt and pepper to taste

To make:

  1. Prepare the Vegetables:
    • Start by peeling the kohlrabi bulbs. Use a sharp knife or vegetable peeler to remove the tough outer skin.
    • Julienne the kohlrabi into thin, matchstick-like strips. Repeat this process with the apples, ensuring they are similar in size to the kohlrabi strips.
    • Thinly slice the red onion and chop the fresh parsley and mint.
  2. Make the Dressing:
    • In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, fresh lemon juice, and honey until well combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Assemble the Salad:
    • In a large mixing bowl, combine the julienned kohlrabi, apples, and sliced red onion.
    • Add the chopped parsley and mint for a burst of fresh flavor.
    • Pour the honey-lemon dressing over the salad and toss gently to coat all the ingredients evenly.
  4. Kohlrabi and Apple Salad
    • Transfer the salad to a serving platter or individual plates.
    • Sprinkle the roasted sunflower seeds or chopped nuts on top for added crunch and texture.
    • Serve immediately, or refrigerate for a few hours to allow the flavors to meld together.

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