Kohlrabi Healthy Vegan Oil-Free Slaw

Kohlrabi brings a peppery bite and subtle sweet crunch to this light, refreshing slaw.  This oil-free, vegan recipe uses healthy omega-3 flax meal for an egg-free dressing.  Serve it with Miso Roasted Corn on the Cob and Chipotle Baked Beans for a vegetarian, gluten-free dinner.

EASY       Servings: 6   Ready In: 7 minutes

Kohlrabi Slaw - Healthy, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Oil-Free, Easy, Plant-Based Vegan Salad

Kohlrabi Slaw - Healthy, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Oil-Free, Easy, Plant-Based Vegan Salad

Ingredients

1 bulb Kohlrabi
2 stalks celery
1 cup shredded carrots
1/4 tsp salt and pepper
1/2 tbsp celery seed
1 tsp honey


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Kohlrabi Slaw - Healthy, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Oil-Free, Easy, Plant-Based Vegan Salad

Procedure

What is Kohlrabi? Kohlrabi is a root vegetable, and a member of the turnip family. It has a spicy peppery bite like turnips, but also a subtle, sweet crunch that reminds me of broccoli stalks. 

To make the Flax dressing: Combine 1 tbsp ground flax meal with 3 tbsp orange juice. Let sit for 5 minutes. 

To prepare the Kohlrabi, first trim off the bottom and top. You'll notice the dark green skin. This is tough and fibrous so you'll want to remove it. Use a sharp to remove the tough outer skin
Use a mandolin to thinly slice the kohlrabi into chips.  Use a knife to finish the job: Julienne the kohlrabi into thin matchstick pieces

To make the rest of the slaw: Thinly slice the celery, including the leaves. Add 1 cup shredded carrots

To finish the dressing: Once the flax egg has "set", add the salt, pepper, celery seed, and honey. 
Add the dressing to the slaw mix.  Use your hands to toss the slaw, thoroughly coating the veggies with the dressing. 
Serve immediately or let sit for up to 5 days
 

Chef's Tips: Kohlrabi is the star of the show. If you can't find it, though, you can substitute with broccoli stalk, jicama, or regular green cabbage.  The Flax Dressing can be made with any citrus or other liquid.  You can substitute with grapefruit, lemon, lime, or even blood orange. 
 

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1/6 of a recipe (2.8 ounces).

Amount Per Serving
Calories 27.74
Calories From Fat (8%) 2.11
% Daily Value
Total Fat 0.25g <1%
Saturated Fat 0.03g <1%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 131.46mg 5%
Potassium 263.38mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 6.18g 2%
Fiber 2.44g 10%
Sugar 3.28g
Protein 1.14g 2%
Calcium 29.55mg 3%
Iron 32.55mg 181%
Vitamin A 3146.6IU 63%
Vitamin C 0.18mg <1%


Kohlrabi is a member of the turnip family, and it's peppery crunch + subtle sweet texture make it great for a quick, oil-free vegan slaw.  Plant-based Chef Katie Simmons shows you how to cut this vegetable, plus other healthy, gluten-free recipe ideas.