Cabbage and Kohlrabi Salad

At the Calgary Farmers Market I can buy the most beautiful locally grown kohlrabi. They are large, tough skinned, pale green and a little bit intimidating. Inside their tough outer layer however lies a crunchy fresh apple-y vegetable that is certainly appreciated in the dark days of winter. I love to chop half into matchsticks that I package into lunchboxes with local carrots and cherry tomatoes, the other half I grate into a big dish of coleslaw that we can eat as a quick side dish throughout the week.

The kohlrabi is part of the cancer preventing cruciferous vegetable family and this salad as a whole is rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, folic acid and fibre. It is zesty and fresh to eat and serves well as a side to pasta dishes, on a baked sweet potato, with cold meats or besides a piece of grilled salmon. It’s zesty lemoyness brings a hint of spring to the depths of winter.

Cabbage and Kohlrabi Salad
Serves 4
Prep Time
20 min
Prep Time
20 min
  1. ½ large Lund’s Farm Kohlrabi grated
  2. ½ red cabbage thinly chopped
  3. 4 large carrots grated
  4. 1 cup dried cranberries
  5. ½ cup raw pumpkin seeds lightly toasted.
  6. ½ bunch fresh parsley finely chopped
  7. grated zest of 1 lemon
  8. 6 tbsp of lemon juice
  9. ¼ cup virgin olive oil
  10. 1 clove garlic crushed
  1. Put all of the finely chopped vegetables and cranberries into a mixing bowl.
  2. Make a dressing of the lemon juice, oil, grated lemon, garlic and parsley in a mason jar.
  3. Using your hands, work the dressing through the vegetables. (This massages the vegetables so that they can soften and that the dried cranberries can begin to plump up.)
  4. Lift the salad into a serving bowl and sprinkle with toasted pumpkinseeds and some more freshly chopped parsley.
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Louise Innes

Author: Louise Innes

Louise Innes is a holistic nutritionist who resides in Calgary, Alberta. Her balanced take on nutrition brings a refreshing perspective to the world of food.

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