Kohlrabi Salad

Here is another recipe from Mel Ziegler, an Advocare Nutritional Advisor, a guest contributor.

As I stretch and I yawn on this beautiful Sunday afternoon, you would think a wild Saturday out or much needed sleep is the cause. In fact, I slept 8 glorious hours…and had a beautiful EARLY farm to table Saturday  night dinner with an amazing friend! Nope, today’s reaper of energy has taken it’s scythe to my immune system…..the reaper you ask??? Pollen! Yep, the lack of rain and the beautiful life cycle of Oak (snarl…) has zapped me; making me want simple and fresh….and RAW. Cooking food can often trigger an immune response accompanied by a histamine release (which may leave us wanting a blanket and a binky for nappy time). So today to keep my energy stores up and enjoy my stress free Sunday funday, I’m having an easy no-brainer salad from my CSA bounty this week; the star….Kohlrabi!

Instructions:

  • 1 small Kohlrabi
  • 1/2 Apple
  • 1/2 Avocado
  • 2 Radishes
  • 1-2 packed cups Greens of choice (CSA bounty? I chose “massaged” kale)
  • Lemon juice
  • Olive Oil (extra virgin)
  • Protein (optional)
  • Raisins (optional)

Wash your veggies/fruit. Peel Kohlrabi w/potato peeler. Slice Kohlrabi, Apple, Radish, Avocado into matchstick slices (Avocado in regular slices). Place greens in bowl or on plate and drizzle with lemon juice and olive oil to taste. Toss. Next layer crunchy Kohlrabi, Apples, Radish, Avocado on top.

I snuck in some ‘re-purposed’ chicken salad (protein, optional). Add raisins (optional). This is a fork and knife salad! Cut up and mix up and enjoy the fresh flavors. Monj!

Editor’s note: If you choose Kale for your greens, America’s Test Kitchen has a great video on YouTube that provides a detail of two methods of massaging kale. Just skip the ads, I did.

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