Kohlrabi is a member of the cabbage family, and is commonly grown in Germany and Switzerland. Kohlrabi is derived from the German word for cabbage (kohl) and Turnip (rabi). The vegetable can be enjoyed raw, grilled, in a slaw, or a salad. The whole plant is edible, but typically the bulb is only consumed. This week’s recipe featuring Kohlrabi is Coleslaw! It’s a great vegetable to eat when trying to lose weight, because it is low in calories and high in fiber. Kohlrabi also is a rich source of carotenes, which helps improve vision!


From Joel’s very own recipe book!

Shred any mixture of raw cabbage, napa cabbage, bok choy, and carrots with accents of red onions, scallions, beets, brussels sprouts, kohlrabi, radishes, or apples.

Try adding nuts or dried fruits if you are going for a slaw with raw apple. Try adding soy sauce, garlic, and sesame seeds for a slaw with bok choy.

For the Dressing: Use a 4 : 2 : 1 ratio of mayonnaise : vinegar (cider or wine) : mustard. Make sure to season with salt and pepper to taste. You can also add a teaspoon or two of sugar or honey to balance out the acid of the vinegar, but that is another ingredient that can be added according to preference.