In the heat of mid-summer, no one wants to be spending time in a hot kitchen! So we’ve been looking for more ways to add cooking-free recipes to our meal planning rotation. That’s where today’s recipe comes in. This delicious spicy slaw is the perfect hot weather recipe that features one of our new favorite veggies – Kohlrabi!
Kohlrabi is a funky looking veggie but don’t let that deter you – it’s super tasty and easy to eat! It has a sweet-peppery flavor similar to a cross between an apple and a radish and it’s texture is comparable to broccoli stems.
It also has great nutritional value – Kohlrabi is high in fiber, essential vitamins and nutrients, and it can help aid in weight loss, support healthy digestion, and help regulate blood pressure. All in all, this unique veggie makes a great addition to your regular rotation.
It’s also worth mentioning how amazing the sauce is in this recipe! It’s peanut-free to make it more allergen friendly, and has far less added sugar than store-bought sauces. It also can totally be reused for other dishes – cold Thai-inspired noodles, dipping sauce for spring rolls – you name it!
This slaw makes the perfect addition to any summer meal – perfect for picnics, BBQs and more! Have a favorite food you’d like us to share a healthy recipe for? Let us know in the comments below. We love hearing from you!
Jo & Jules
Kohlrabi Cabbage Slaw with Spicy Almond Butter Sauce
Yield: 1 large salad
Spicy Almond Butter Sauce:
- ⅓ cup almond butter
- 2 TB. fresh lime juice
- 2 TB. rice vinegar
- 2 TB. coconut aminos
- 1 TB. honey
- 1 ½ tsp. sesame oil
- 2 tsp. sriracha
- 2 TB. ginger, peeled and finely minced
- 2 garlic, finely minced
- 1 tsp. salt
Kohlrabi Cabbage Slaw:
- 1 Kohlrabi, peeled, then shredded or spiralized
- 2 cups carrots, grated or julienned
- 5 cups shredded cabbage
- 1 red bell pepper, sliced
- 2 green onions or spring garlic, sliced
- Sesame seeds, for garnish (optional)
To assemble the slaw, place kohlrabi, carrots, cabbage, bell pepper, and green onions into a large bowl and toss to combine. Pour over your desired amount of sauce and toss again to combine. Top with a sprinkle of sesame seeds for garnish (if using).
NOTE: This recipe makes a lot of sauce, so don’t add it all at once. Start with about half the sauce and slowly add more until it’s to your liking.
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