Friday, November 10, 2017

Kohlrabi Carrot and Raisin Slaw - A Nutritional Powerhouse

Carrot, raisin, and kohlrabi slaw  at http:www.glutenfreematters.com


This fast and easy kohlrabi carrot slaw is a powerhouse of nutrients with an incredible taste.
I like it so much, I could eat it everyday- really!

New healthy recipe that your family will love

Are looking for new healthy recipes that can help boost your immune system, your fiber, and reduce calories with easy fall recipes? Move over butternut squash and welcome low carb kohlrabi !




Kohlrabi is a seasonal fall vegetable

I have been seeing kohlrabi recently in many supermarkets. It is softer than cabbage and tastes great in a slaw or salad. Combined with grated carrots and raisins, grated kohlrabi makes a fabulous side that is sweet and juicy. Kohlrabi may be a light green or a deep purple - both taste the same.



Make this healthy slaw in just 5-7 minutes

You know fresh is best. Freshly grated slaw is nutrient dense and extremely tasty.  High in fiber while low in calories, carbs, and fat,  kohlrabi is a powerhouse of nutrition. Of course we already know that carrots are loaded with antioxidants especially beta carotene which our bodies convert to Vitamin A,  The duo may provide some serious health benefits.

sweet grated organic carrots

I Eat 70% ( or more)  Raw 30% Cooked Food

I try to include a significant amount of raw food into my diet. Salad, slaws, and crudite are a few of the ways to enjoy raw food ( uncooked food which retains more of the vitamins).


Store the kohlrabi bulb in refrigerator for 2 weeks

Since a kohlrabi bulb can be stored in the refrigerator at least 2 weeks, I buy 3 or 4 and make this salad every few days. There are no complaints because it tastes so good and can be mixed with green salad as well. You be the judge.

kohlrabi, carrots, and raisin slaw @ http://www.glutenfreematters.com


Other Ways to Use Kohlrabi

This vegetable can substituted for a potato in soup or cooked and served like a potato ( mashed, baked fries, in soups) - but the carbs are much lower than potatoes. Last year when I received this foreign ( to me) vegetable from my organic CSA Farm, I experimented and used it to make a delicious red lentil soup.


kohlrabi and red lentil soup at http://www.glutenfreematters.com


Don't be afraid to try something new.
Next time you are at the supermarket, ask if they have kohlrabi!
It has been popular in Germany for a hundred years! There are two varieties: green and purple. I think they taste almost the same.



Kohlrabi Carrot Slaw is gluten free ( like all of my recipes) and vegan

More about Kohlrabi nutrition and benefits

Author: Judee Algazi @Gluten Free A-Z Blog
Prep Time: 5-7 minutes
Cook Time : none
Serving Size: 2-3 individual bowls

Ingredients:
1 kohlrabi, peeled
1 large organic carrot, washed and scrubbed
1/2 cup of dark organic raisins
Juice of half a large lime
1 tsp of Olive oil
Optional: 1/2 cup of raw (unsalted) sunflower seeds

Directions:
Grate kohlrabi and carrots into a medium mixing bowl. Add raisins and sunflower seeds. Mix lime juice and olive oil and add to the slaw. Mix and serve.

My Notes:
1. This slaw can be made in advance and keeps for 24 hours covered in the refrigerator
2. This would make a great light and healthy colorful side for Thanksgiving 
3. Satisfy your vegans by adding the raw sunflower seeds or even walnuts to make this salad more substantial.
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This recipe will also be shared on Beth Fish Reads- Weekend Cooking where anyone can share a food related post ( appears on Friday) 

and also on Deb's Souper Sunday where anyone can share a soup, salad, or Sammie recipe ( appears late Sunday)

30 comments:

  1. Looks tasty Judee, I love grated carrots :)

    Thanks for sharing at Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop.

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    1. You will love it with kohlrabi too.. and of course the raisins just bring out the sweetness of everything

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    1. I am partial to slaws and this is one of the best!

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  3. I've never cooked with kohrabi - I need to expand my diet. Slaw looks great but I use red lentil often, the kohlrabi lentil soup would make me very happy

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  4. I'm not sure if they have it in Florida. It seems to be a cool weather more localized crop.. but maybe.. hope you can find it.

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  5. Crudites in French cuisine often use a simple recipe like this (though I think not usually with raisins). Celery root is another grated veg that 's great with a light dressing like this.

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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  6. Mae,
    Thanks for this comment- I have a celery root from my CSA and didn't know what to do with it. I can make more slaw.. thanks

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  7. My son's girlfriend follows a gluten free diet, so I will make this for her#trafficjamweekend@_karendennis

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  8. Oh I'm sure she and everyone else will enjoy it. Did you see my gluten free menu suggestions for Thanksgiving?

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  9. I had to google kohlrabi to see what it looked like. I had envisioned a white turnip. I will have to buy this.

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    1. Jackie,
      Thank you- I just added photos of kohlrabi..

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  10. This looks and sounds delicious. I need to use kohlrabi more in my cooking. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Kohlrabi is a good substitute for potatoes with less carbs

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  11. I've never eaten kohlrabi -- the slaw looks simple to make and as you said, is highly nutritious. Will have to try this. Thanks for the recipe.

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    1. Jama,
      The only reason I started to eat it was because I belong to a CSA farm. They introduce us to all kinds of unusual vegetables.

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  12. Looks good. I don't think I've ever seen kohlrabi in a store.

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    1. I guess it depends where you live. We have it in our local stores, but not all of them

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  13. The slaw looks refreshing and a good way to introduce kohlrabi. I buy it at the farmers market

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    1. I think you are right Beth- a simple slaw would be a good way to be introduced to the vegetable

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  14. The beautiful photos remind me of my mother - she adored carrot and raisin salad. Unfortunately, I never did develop a taste for this combination :)

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    1. I am a carrot and raisin fan too..Thanks for stopping by and commenting

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  15. This is new to me, I just pinned your slaw recipe.

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    1. If you see kohlrabi in the store try it! It's an easy and simple tasty recipe

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  16. I've not used kohlrabi much at all but this salad makes me want to find some. Thanks for sharing with Souper Sundays this week. ;-)

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    1. Again, the only reason I have used it is because my CSA farm grows it every year. I really like it in the slaw- so good

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  17. The perfect healthy side dish to any meal #MMBC

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  18. My mother used to make a carrot raisin slaw and I had completely forgotten about it until I saw this post. Ahhh, such lovely memories...of both my mother and the slaw! Unlike a lot of kids, I loved both carrots and raisins, and this always beat the pants off of the traditional green salad that, back then, I didn't care for. I have never in my life eaten kohlrabi, so this is going to be a recipe to try. You always post such interesting things!

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  19. I love kholrabi and am always looking for new ways to serve it, Judee. Love this tasty slaw, especially with the addition of the raisins. Thank you so much for sharing it, and for being a part of Hearth and Soul. Sharing on the Hearth and Soul Facebook page. Hope you are having a great week!

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  20. Wow. I never think to use kohlrabi salad although I like how it tastes. Thanks for reminding me of a healthy, simple mixture that looks and I bet tastes great.

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