Kohlrabi Slaw

This kohlrabi slaw recipe is bright, crunchy and zingy! It’s one of the best ways to eat this unique vegetable.…

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This kohlrabi slaw recipe is bright, crunchy and zingy! It’s one of the best ways to eat this unique vegetable.

Kohlrabi Slaw

Got a bulb of kohlrabi and not sure what to do with it? This unique vegetable looks a little like an alien, and if you’re like us: you were stumped on how to use it the first time. Here’s a perfect way to highlight the crunchy, raw texture of this veggie: Kohlrabi Slaw! It’s bright, crunchy and zingy paired with tart apple, sweet carrot and a Mediterranean-style vinegary dressing. It’s our favorite way to use it: bar none.

What is kohlrabi, anyway?

Kohlrabi, also known as the German turnip is a cruciferous vegetable. It’s in the same family as cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower and kale: so it’s no surprise that it has the flavor of broccoli stems! It comes in both green and purple varieties, and it’s easiest to find at farmer’s markets, though you can also come across it at standard grocery stores.

The kohlrabi may come with leaves attached, or they may be already cut off (as shown in this photo). You can save the greens for use in salads: or finely chop them for use in this slaw if you like!

Kohlrabi

Ingredients in kohlrabi slaw

The texture of kohlrabi is crunchy and hydrating: it’s similar in texture and flavor to jicama. So it’s at its best used raw, in our opinion! This kohlrabi slaw is a simple way to highlight its super powers: use it thinly sliced into matchsticks along with carrots and apple with a tasty vinaigrette-style dressing. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Kohlrabi
  • Carrots
  • Apple
  • Green onions
  • Parsley
  • Olive oil
  • White wine vinegar
  • Maple syrup, honey or sugar
  • Dijon mustard

A few tips on cutting matchsticks

The main time-consuming portion of this recipe? Cutting the kohlrabi! It takes a while to cut the matchsticks, so be patient! Here are the main steps for how to cut kohlrabi:

  • Remove any attached greens. Sometimes kohlrabi is sold with the greens; other times it is simply the bulb.
  • Peel the bulb. You can cut off extras when you’re chopping matchsticks so it doesn’t have to be perfect.
  • Cut thin slices, then place the slices on their side and slice into thin sticks. Then cut off the ends to remove more of the peel.
Kohlrabi Slaw

How to serve kohlrabi slaw

And that’s it! All you need to know about making kohlrabi slaw. There are so many different ways to serve this tasty kohlrabi recipe:

How are you planning to serve it? Let us know in the comments below!

More kohlrabi recipes

This unique vegetable is fun to use in recipes throughout the winter months! Here are a few more ideas to try:

This kohlrabi slaw recipe is…

Vegetarian, vegan, plant-based, dairy-free and gluten-free.

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Kohlrabi slaw

Kohlrabi Slaw


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This kohlrabi slaw recipe is bright, crunchy and zingy! It’s one of the best ways to eat this unique vegetable.


Ingredients

  • 3 cups kohlrabi (about 3/4 pound), peeled and cut into matchsticks
  • 1 cup carrots (about 2 large carrots), julienned or shredded
  • 1 apple, cut into matchsticks
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup, honey or sugar
  • ½ tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Remove any attached greens from the kohlrabi. Chop the kohlrabi, carrots, apple, green onion, and parsley as noted above.
  2. Mix in a bowl with the olive oil, white wine vinegar, maple syrup, Dijon mustard, and kosher salt. Enjoy immediately or refrigerate 1 to 2 days.
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Raw
  • Cuisine: American

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Rainbow Citrus Crunch Salad with Sesame Vinaigrette.

This rainbow citrus salad is so crunchy, full of delicious texture and flavor! Blood oranges, red cabbage, spinach, avocado and a sesame vinaigrette bring this all together to create the most vibrant, beautiful bowl. Nothing can beat the winter blues like this vibrant crunchy salad. This beauty is so loaded with flavor that you won’t […]

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This rainbow citrus salad is so crunchy, full of delicious texture and flavor! Blood oranges, red cabbage, spinach, avocado and a sesame vinaigrette bring this all together to create the most vibrant, beautiful bowl.

Nothing can beat the winter blues like this vibrant crunchy salad.

rainbow citrus crunch salad

This beauty is so loaded with flavor that you won’t believe it. Serve it as a main dish or your side – heck, serve it at a party! It’s pretty to look at and delicious to eat so it checks allll the boxes. Top it with your favorite protein if you wish. It’s amazing! 

blood oranges, cucumber, jalapenos, tomatoes

I mean, just look at these stunning ingredients?! They are incredible on their own but when topped with the sesame vinaigrette… wowza. You won’t believe it. It will be in the rotation stat!

red cabbage and salad mix ins

This salad is a copycat of the Miami salad from Kaya. They have the BEST salads – so vibrant and plentiful with lots of fruit and vegetables. And crunch! You may remember a few years ago when I recreated their spicy rainbow salad. Oh my gosh – that one is just so, so good.

And this is no different! Their Miami salad has a base of red cabbage, sliced into super thin strips. While this is never something I would even consider starting a salad with, it works. I promise. 

red cabbage and salad greens

The red cabbage strips are SO crunchy. They have super crisp and crunchy texture, but when marinated in the sesame vinaigrette for a few minutes, the coarseness breaks down and they become perfect for salad. Kind of like how kale does. It’s great! 

Kaya uses regular oranges for their salad but since we’re in the height of citrus season, I had to go with blood oranges. They are so beautiful and wonderfully sweet. 

rainbow citrus crunch salad

This is everything that’s going into our rainbow citrus salad for extra crunch and flavor:

  • Thinly sliced red cabbage
  • A few handfuls of baby spinach and/or arugula 
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Chopped cucumber
  • Blood oranges
  • Avocado
  • Sliced jalapeno peppers
  • Goat cheese
  • Roasted, salted pepitas
  • Sesame seeds
  • And a sesame vinaigrette! 

rainbow citrus crunch salad

The spinach and arugula bulks up the salad nicely. It really adds some satiety to it as well as a little more crunch.

The tomatoes, cucumber and oranges are a given. Chop them however you wish and toss them in! Same with the avocado. Slices or chunks, you can’t go wrong.

Bloood orange are my favorite, but navel oranges, cara cara or even pre segmented mandarin slices would also work in a pinch. 

The jalapeno peppers are optional. I am someone who doesn’t love heat but I like to keep these in there. I suggest going with the round slices because then you can really see them and they are easy to avoid!  (more…)

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my favorite lentil salad

My friend Olga makes a lentil salad that nobody can stop eating. Yes, lentils. A salad. I can feel your skepticism through this computer screen (it’s my single superpower) but please feel assured that I would never lie to you, about lent…

My friend Olga makes a lentil salad that nobody can stop eating. Yes, lentils. A salad. I can feel your skepticism through this computer screen (it’s my single superpower) but please feel assured that I would never lie to you, about lentils especially. Her recipe is one of the greatest Trader Joe’s “hacks” of all time: 1 package of their prepared lentils, 1 jar of their bruschetta topping, and then Olga always adds more chopped tomatoes, cilantro, and avocado.

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There’s a Major Recall of Salad Mixes Right Now

I hate to be the bearer of bad news but, there’s been another recall. The good news is that all of these recalls are proof that the right systems are in place to detect recalls and alert consumers. The bad news is, this time, it affects Dole salad mixe…

I hate to be the bearer of bad news but, there’s been another recall. The good news is that all of these recalls are proof that the right systems are in place to detect recalls and alert consumers. The bad news is, this time, it affects Dole salad mixes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that there is not one, but two, separate Listeria outbreaks linked to packaged salad mixes, one of which includes Dole and the other Fresh Express. So far, there have been 17 illnesses reported, 12 hospitalizations, and two deaths across 13 different states.

The packaged salad mixes were sold under multiple Dole branded and private labels including Ahold, Dole, Kroger, Lidl, Little Salad Bar, Marketside, Naturally Better, Nature’s Promise, and Simply Nature. The salads include mixed greens, garden salads, Caesar kits, and other types of salads packaged in bags and clamshells. The salads all have “best if used by” dates ranging from November 30th, 2021 through January 8th, 2022. The product lot code begins with the letter “N” or “Y,” which is listed in the upper right-hand corner of the package.

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Tuna Egg Salad

Tuna Egg Salad is my go-to high-protein lunch when I need something quick – it takes about 15 minutes to make and can be meal prepped ahead. Tuna Egg Salad I’m always looking for ways to eat more protein throughout the day, and this easy lunch is a delicious way to do it! This tuna […]

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Tuna Egg Salad is my go-to high-protein lunch when I need something quick – it takes about 15 minutes to make and can be meal prepped ahead.

Tuna Egg Salad
Tuna Egg Salad

I’m always looking for ways to eat more protein throughout the day, and this easy lunch is a delicious way to do it! This tuna salad recipe is a hybrid between tuna salad and egg salad. This easy lunch is gluten-free, dairy-free, whole30 and low-carb. I like to keep the salad simple, just hard boiled eggs, tuna and mayo but you can add more ingredients, such as celery or Dijon mustard. For more similar recipes, try this Classic Egg Salad, Low-Yolk Egg Salad, and Mayo-less Tuna Pasta Salad.

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Butternut Squash Salad

This Butternut Squash Salad is irresistibly fresh, featuring apple and a citrusy orange vinaigrette. Perfect for fall and winter! Here’s…

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This Butternut Squash Salad is irresistibly fresh, featuring apple and a citrusy orange vinaigrette. Perfect for fall and winter!

Butternut Squash Salad

Here’s a standout fall or winter salad starring everyone’s favorite ingredient: Butternut Squash Salad! This one is a symphony in a bowl: hearty sweet squash pairs with crisp apple, chewy cranberries and a citrusy orange vinaigrette. All the best flavors of fall and winter ingredients sing together in perfect harmony! We’ve served this one to guests and everyone remarks how tasty it is, especially the acidic zing of the dressing.

Elements in this butternut squash salad

This festive butternut squash salad is the poster child for fall and winter salads! It’s packed with nutrient-dense seasonal produce with all the perfect contrasts. Crisp tart apple contrast tender sweet squash, crunchy pecans contrast chewy tart cranberries. A sprinkle of salty cheese sets off the fresh vegetables and it’s covered in a zesty orange dressing. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Butternut squash
  • Apple
  • Dried cranberries
  • Pecans
  • Mixed greens
  • Feta cheese, or substitute goat cheese (omit for vegan)
  • Homemade orange vinaigrette
Butternut Squash Salad

Make the roasted butternut squash in advance

The trickiest part of this butternut squash salad? Roasting the butternut squash. It takes about 45 minutes total, so we suggest making it in advance if possible. You could also try roasting frozen butternut squash, but to us there’s nothing like the real thing! Here’s what you’ll need to know:

  • Peeling and cutting the butternut squash is the hardest part! Here’s our method for How to Cut Butternut Squash. A serrated vegetable peeler is key for removing the tough skin.
  • Roast for 25 to 35 minutes at 425F. Go to Roasted Butternut Squash for all our tips!
  • Leave at room temp for a few hours, or refrigerate until serving. If you make the day before, refrigerate then bring to room temperature before serving on the salad.
Orange Vinaigrette

Tips for the orange vinaigrette

The star of the show in this butternut squash salad recipe is the orange honey vinaigrette! It makes a massive pop of citrusy flavor that brings all the ingredients together. Here’s what to know about this dressing:

  • The big flavor comes from orange zest, not juice! When developing this recipe, we played around with using a combination of orange juice and zest. What we found? The juice wasn’t needed (and made the dressing too watery). All you need is a hefty tablespoon of orange zest, and the flavor pops!
  • Use about half of the dressing for the salad, then refrigerate the remainder. A good rule of thumb is about 1 to 1 ½ tablespoons dressing per serving. But you can eyeball it! Just make sure there’s good coverage (no one likes naked greens!).

Ways to serve butternut squash salad: side or main!

This butternut squash salad is the ideal fall salad or winter salad for any occasion, be it a weeknight meal or dinner party. It also works as a main dish with some added protein! Here are some ideas:

  • Side dish for any meal, especially Thanksgiving or Christmas side dish
  • Add a whole grain like farro or barley for an even more filling salad (add 2 cups cooked and seasoned whole grain)
  • Make it into a main dish salad by adding a protein like cooked chicken or tofu
Butternut Squash Salad

More butternut squash recipes

This mighty squash is king in the fall and winter! Here are a few more tasty butternut squash recipes to enjoy this season:

This butternut squash salad recipe is…

Vegetarian and gluten-free. For vegan, plant-based, and dairy-free, omit the cheese. Use maple syrup in the dressing for vegan.

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Butternut Squash Salad

Butternut Squash Salad


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 to 6
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

This Butternut Squash Salad is irresistibly fresh, featuring apple and a citrusy orange vinaigrette. Perfect for fall and winter!


Ingredients

For the butternut squash salad

  • 1 recipe Roasted Butternut Squash
  • 8 cups mixed greens
  • 1 red apple, diced
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup feta cheese or goat cheese crumbles (omit for vegan)
  • 3 tablespoons chopped pecans

For the orange vinaigrette (makes ¾ cup; use approximately 6 tablespoons for 4 servings)

  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 2 tablespoons honey (or maple syrup for vegan)
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup olive oil

Instructions

  1. Roast the squash: Make the Roasted Butternut Squash, following the instructions in that recipe. (We suggest making this portion in advance; store the roasted squash refrigerated until ready to use and bring to room temperature before serving.)
  2. Make the dressing: In a medium bowl, whisk together the white wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, orange zest, honey, and kosher salt. Gradually whisk in the olive oil 1 tablespoon at a time until a creamy dressing forms. (Store leftovers refrigerated and bring to room temperature before serving.)
  3. Serve the salad: Add greens to a platter or individual salad plates, and top with the roasted squash, diced apple, cranberries, cheese crumbles, and chopped pecans. Drizzle with the desired amount of dressing (use approximately 6 tablespoons for 4 servings; store the remaining dressing refrigerated).
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Roasted
  • Cuisine: Salad

Keywords: Butternut squash salad

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Leftover Turkey Harvest Cobb Salad

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Did you eat too much stuffing and pumpkin pie this Thanksgiving? Here's a wonderful Fall cobb salad to use up any of that leftover turkey if you're looking for a meal that will be filling yet light.Leftover Turkey Harvest Cobb Salad

This turkey cobb salad is a great quick lunch to make in the Fall. You can even prep it before hand to take to work. A few more leftover turkey recipes I love to make after Thanksgiving are Leftover Turkey Pot Pie Empanadas, Turkey Santa Fe Lettuce Wraps and Leftover Turkey Pot Pie Soup to name a few!

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Pear Salad with Pecans

This pear salad recipe is full of contrasts, with gorgonzola, toasted pecans, and a tangy poppy seed dressing. It’s a…

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This pear salad recipe is full of contrasts, with gorgonzola, toasted pecans, and a tangy poppy seed dressing. It’s a showstopper!

Pear salad

Here’s a dreamy salad if there ever was one: this brilliant Pear Salad! It’s a study in contrasts: fresh, juicy pear against funky gorgonzola cheese; bright pomegranate against savory shallot. Throw in some toasted pecans and cover it in tangy poppy seed dressing, and well: it’s absolutely irresistible. Alex and I couldn’t stop mumbling how good it was while stuffing our faces. It’s not often that the salad is the highlight of a meal. Make this one, and it will be at your table, too!

Elements in this pear salad recipe

This pear salad is bursting with beautiful, fresh produce. It’s ideal for fall and winter when pears are in season, though you can make it anytime you have lusciously ripe fruit. It’s also great for festive occasions like Thanksgiving or Christmas. Here’s what you’ll need for this recipe:

  • Pears
  • Shallot
  • Pecans
  • Mixed greens
  • Pomegranate seeds: go to How to Cut a Pomegranate for instructions on removing the seeds
  • Gorgonzola cheese, or substitute feta or goat cheese (omit for vegan)
  • Poppy seed dressing
Poppy seed dressing

How to ripen pears

The hardest part about working with pears is that they take quite a while to ripen. It’s somewhat surprising since they look similar to apples, and seem like they’d be good to go when you buy them. Think of them more in terms of bananas when it comes to ripening. Here are some tips on how to ripen pears:

  • The fastest way to ripen pears is to place them in a paper bag. Leave them at room temperature and they should be ripe in 2 to 4 days.
  • In a bowl on the counter, pears ripen in about 4 to 7 days. Check them by gently pressing the flesh to see if it is tender.
  • Don’t place pears in the refrigerator until they are ripe. The refrigerator slows the ripening process. If you place them in the fridge right away, they’ll be rock hard. Allow them to ripen first, then only refrigerate if you want to delay eating them.

Making homemade poppy seed dressing

The star of the show in this pear salad recipe, in our opinion, is the poppy seed dressing! This dressing is a vinaigrette with a searing acidity and pop of sweetness. The combination of white vinegar and sugar is just what this salad needs to take it over the top! Here’s what to know about this dressing:

  • Use a neutral oil like grapeseed. This makes the best emulsion (creamy texture) and flavor. If you like olive oil, use up to half olive oil and half neutral oil.
  • Use white vinegar. Avoid white wine vinegar here and go for white vinegar: it has the best straightforward, tangy flavor.
Pear Salad Recipe

A pear salad with gorgonzola (or feta or goat cheese)

Pears and gorgonzola are a classic flavor pairing, pitting the sweet earthiness of pears against the salty, sharp funk of blue cheese. Blue cheese can be a polarizing food: many eaters can’t handle the sharpness of the cheese. Luckily this pear salad works with any type of cheese! We love it with gorgonzola, but here are some other options if you’re not a fan:

  • Feta cheese
  • Goat cheese
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Pecorino Romano cheese
  • Asiago cheese
  • Manchego cheese

Serving pear salad for a crowd

This pear salad can be served a few different ways: on a platter, or plated. Here are some notes on serving it for a crowd:

  • Double the fresh ingredients for a crowd. You should have enough dressing for a double recipe, so just double the fresh ingredients!
  • Serve on a platter for easy sharing. The pear salad looks festive and vibrant on a large platter.
  • Or, serve plated. Make individual plates and drizzle about 1 to 1 ½ tablespoons dressing on each one.
Pear Salad with Gorgonzola

More salad recipes

This pear salad is one of our favorite salad recipes to date! Here are a few more special salads that are tasty enough for weeknights but elegant enough for parties:

This pear salad recipe is…

Vegetarian and gluten-free. For vegan, plant-based and dairy-free, omit the gorgonzola cheese (it’s delicious without!).

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Pear salad

Pear Salad with Pecans


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

This pear salad recipe is full of contrasts, with gorgonzola, toasted pecans, and a tangy poppy seed dressing. It’s a showstopper!


Ingredients

For the pear salad

  • 1 ripe pear
  • 1 shallot
  • ½ cup pecan pieces
  • 8 cups mixed baby greens
  • ½ cup pomegranate seeds
  • ⅓ cup gorgonzola cheese crumbles (or feta cheese or goat cheese; omit for vegan)

For the dressing (makes ¾ cup; use 6 to 8 tablespoons for the salad)

  • ¼ cup granulated sugar (or honey)
  • ¼ cup white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon onion flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup grapeseed oil* (or other neutral oil like organic vegetable or canola)
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds

Instructions

  1. Make the dressing: In a medium bowl, whisk together the granulated sugar, white vinegar, dry mustard, onion flakes, and kosher salt. Gradually whisk in the grapeseed oil about 1 tablespoon at a time until a creamy emulsion forms. Whisk in the poppy seeds. Serve immediately or store in a sealed container or jar until serving (allow to come to room temperature if refrigerated).
  2. Prep the fresh ingredients: Slice the pear into thin slices. Thinly slice the shallot. See How to Cut a Pomegranate for instructions on removing pomegranate seeds.
  3. If time, toast the pecans: Place the nuts in a dry skillet (no oil) over medium heat. Heat, shaking the pan and stirring often with a wooden spoon, until the nuts are fragrant and slightly darker brown, about 4 to 5 minutes. Stay at the stove because the nuts can easily burn! Remove immediately from the heat and transfer to a plate to stop the cooking.
  4. Serve: Place the greens on a plate or platter. Top with the pear slices, shallot, toasted pecans, pomegranate seeds, and gorgonzola cheese crumbles. Drizzle with the desired amount of dressing and serve (use 6 to 8 tablespoons for 4 servings; store the remaining dressing refrigerated).
  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: Fresh
  • Cuisine: American

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Wild Rice Salad with Mushrooms and Herbs

Friends, prepare yourselves for the ultimate flavor-packed, comfort-filled, fall-infused side: wild rice salad! This dish is our favorite kind: low effort, BIG reward! It’s simple to prepare but doesn’t skimp on flavor (hello mushrooms, hazelnuts, cran…

Wild Rice Salad with Mushrooms and Herbs

Friends, prepare yourselves for the ultimate flavor-packed, comfort-filled, fall-infused side: wild rice salad! This dish is our favorite kind: low effort, BIG reward! It’s simple to prepare but doesn’t skimp on flavor (hello mushrooms, hazelnuts, cranberries, and fresh herbs!)

Not only that, but it can be served warm or at room temperature — perfect for when those other holiday dishes are running a bit behind (please tell us we’re not the only ones)!

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