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Kohlrabi, Carrot and Spinach Salad

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Kohlrabi, Carrot, and Spinach Salad is a quick and easy raw salad that can be made with and without oil. It is perfect as a side for your main meals, parties, or as is.

Kohlrabi, Carrot, and Spinach Salad served on a plate. Seen in the background is purple Kohlrabi and carrot


I love my salads simple. Most of them are without dressing and oil-free. Like this Oil-Free Raw Zucchini Salad or this summer favorite Raw Watermelon Rind and Avocado Salad. If I need to make a filling salad for my lunch I make this, Sprouted Horse Gram Salad or Sprouted Moong Salad, or Chickpea Salad.


I even love to mix and match different veggies in my salads, like in this Greek Salad. This time it was the turn of Kohlrabi, carrot, and my homegrown spinach. 

Close up look of Kohlrabi, Carrot, and Spinach Salad served on a plate


Why I am sharing such a simple salad today?

Because at times we are clueless about how can a vegetable be used. Not everyone knows about Kohlrabi and how to use it.


Meaning of Kohlrabi and its different names

Kohlrabi is derived from the German name Kohl(cabbage) and Rabi (Turnip). (Source wiki) A commonly eaten vegetable in different parts of Europe. It is also very common in India. Known as Knol Khol or Ganth Gobi in Northern India and navalkol in Maharashtra.  Few other names are kadam, and monj / moonj / munj / monji etc.


Purple and green Kohlrabi


How to consume Kohlrabi?

Kohlrabi can be eaten raw or cooked. They are a member of the cabbage family and have a mild sweeter taste than cabbage. The stem, leaves, and skin are all edible. However, the kohlrabi is generally peeled and used in various recipes. 


Recipes with Knol Khol

It is the most widely used vegetable in Kashmiri Vegetarian cuisine after nadru (lotus stem). This Ganth Gobi or Knol Khol is extremely versatile and can be used to make Salad, Saag (Green Vegetable Curry), or Korma. One can even dish out a lip-smacking pickle from Kholrabi. 


I have been using this vegetable for the first time in my kitchen. Got this sourced from our local organic farm and in two colors green and purple. Though the inner flesh of both is the same. I have heard about the different vegetarian recipes with this. I knew this can be eaten raw too. So instead of cooking, I decided to use it without losing any of its nutrients as it is a rich source of Vitamin C.


Ingredients in my Kohlrabi, Carrot, and Spinach Salad 


I paired Kohlrabi with some fresh carrot and homegrown Spinach. Carrot I added as was not sure if Kohlrabi would be enjoyed all by itself by my family. Spinach I added for color. Rest in my first try I added a teaspoon of olive oil, salt, black pepper, and flax seeds. We loved the salad as a side along with our main meals. I skipped the oil on my next try and it was perfect. So it is up to you if you want to make this salad oil-free or with oil.

Kohlrabi, Carrot, and Spinach Salad served on a plate



So here goes the recipe of Kohlrabi, Carrot, and Spinach Salad 


Kohlrabi, Carrot, and Spinach Salad is a quick and easy raw salad that can be made with and without oil and goes perfect as a side.

Kohlrabi, Carrot, and Spinach Salad

Kohlrabi, Carrot, and Spinach Salad is a quick and easy raw salad that can be made with and without oil and goes perfectly as a side to your main meals.
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Course: Salad
Keyword: Healthy, Oil-Free, Salad, Vegetables
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Author: Renu Agrawal-Dongre

Equipment

  • Bowl
  • Peeler
  • Knife

Ingredients

  • 1 medium-size Kohlrabi
  • 1 medium-size Carrot
  • A handful of cleaned and washed spinach leaves
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon of Flax Seeds

Instructions

  • Peel the Kohlrabi and Carrot.
    Peeled Kohlrabi
  • Cut Kohlrabi and Carrot into thin strips or as desired.
    Cut Kohlrabi & Carrot
  • Tear the spinach with your hand and add it into the bowl.
    Spinach and black pepper added to Kohlrabi & Carrot
  • Add salt, black pepper, and flax seeds.
    Flaxseed added to Salad
  • If using oil add it and mix everything.
  • Serve it as a side with your main meals or enjoy it as is.

Notes

  • Quantities of the veggies can be changed as per your preference.
 
 
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Sneha Datar

Monday 23rd of November 2020

I love this vegetable which we call navalkol, I boil it and enjoy, this salad looks super healthy and delicious, thanks for sharing this recipe

Karen

Sunday 22nd of November 2020

This is such a gorgeous salad with all of the colors. I always forget about kohlrabi! P.S. Your plate is so pretty.

Sid

Sunday 22nd of November 2020

I love Kohlrabi. I used to get into trouble when I'd eat half the Kohlrabi, raw, when we were using it for dinner. Such a great underused veggie.

Sue Lau

Sunday 22nd of November 2020

I haven't made a kohlrabi slaw in awhile but we love it. This one looks perfect and I know my daughter will like to give this a try as well.

Wendy Klik

Sunday 22nd of November 2020

I love kohlrabi. Such a gorgeous salad.