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Kohlrabi Salad with Apple Ginger Vinaigrette | StupidEasyPaleo.com

Kohlrabi Salad with Apple Ginger Vinaigrette

Kohlrabi Salad with Apple Ginger Vinaigrette is going to delight your palate.

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What is Kohlrabi?

Kohlrabi is definitely not a vegetable I’d ever had gumption to try.

Its funky, globular shape and oddly placed leaves always looked so strange to me. Let’s just say, kohlrabi was never on the menu…until now. I picked up a bunch at the store a few days ago and decided it was high time I give kohlrabi a try.

Interestingly, the word kohlrabi is a mashup of German words that translates roughly into “cabbage turnip.”

What Does Kohlrabi Taste Like?

The flavor tastes of mild cabbage or something like broccoli stem but without the sulfurous undertones. In terms of nutrition, it’s rich in Vitamin C and the healthy phytochemicals that other members of the Brassica family are renowned for.

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I prepared this kohlrabi like a salad, but if you’ve got more time, you could certainly slice it thinner / smaller like a slaw. The simple apple ginger vinaigrette is a great complement to the kohlrabi’s crunch.

Kohlrabi Salad with Apple Ginger Vinaigrette | StupidEasyPaleo.com

Kohlrabi Salad with Apple Ginger Vinaigrette

Course: Salad
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Paleo, Veggies, Whole30
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 142 kcal

Kohlrabi brings a ton of crunch and mild flavor to the table. When paired with this tangy apple vinaigrette, it really shines!



  • 1 lb kohlrabi, tops removed halved and sliced
  • 1/4 lb carrots halved and sliced
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley
  • 2 large green onions white and light green parts, sliced
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 lb red apple (I like Pink Lady, about half an apple), chopped
  • 1/2 inch ginger peeled and finely chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons light olive oil or avocado oil


  1. Prepare the salad by mixing the salad ingredients together in a large bowl. Set aside.
  2. Make the dressing by combining the apple, ginger, apple cider vinegar, salt and pepper in a high-powered blender or food processor. Run the blender until the mixture is broken down and starts to liquify, then with the motor running, drizzle in the olive oil.
  3. Pour the dressing over the salad and mix thoroughly to combine.
Nutrition Facts
Kohlrabi Salad with Apple Ginger Vinaigrette
Amount Per Serving
Calories 142 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 193mg8%
Potassium 603mg17%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 5250IU105%
Vitamin C 81.9mg99%
Calcium 51mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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17 Responses

  1. This sounds so good! I think this will be the next dish I bring to a family dinner… Thanks!

  2. Love this! Is the vinaigrette supposed to be thick? Mine didn’t come out liquidy

  3. How funny. I just found your website and you talk about the little known, misunderstood Kohlrabi. Love kohlrabi! my dad used to grow it and we’d bring it in, slice it, salt and eat. yum. I’ve discovered on my own how good it is cooked. Boiled and mashed (alone or used in combo with other veggies like potatoes etc). AND it’s outta sight roasted! I went to the local farm today and picked up purple ones. Last year they had the green ones almost the size of a soccer ball. All were very good. They freeze well. I just peel & chop in chunks (after washing and drying) put in bags and freeze. They can then be cooked or roasted. Gonna try that salad now with my purple one. lol J

  4. Made this on the weekend for my non-paleo family and they loved it! Using apples to sweeten the dressing was perfect. Thanks for posting!

  5. What store did you find the kohlrabi at? I have checked Sprouts (more than one!), Jimbos and Whole Foods.


  6. Hi. I just saw you replied. I will just keep looking. My mom said we used to grow it at her house!

      1. Yes, it’s extremely easy to grow. We got a seed variety from Jung nursery that can be harvested young, or still fabulous when they are humongous. We harvested a humongous one this evening, and could only eat a quarter of it. We sliced it into salad, and will refrigerate the rest of it for later this week. I love it best raw. Nice and crispy. Don’t have any idea why more people don’t eat it. To me, it’s much better tasting than cabbage.

  7. How much dressing does this make? How long will this dressing be good for? Can you post a picture of what it should look like? Thank you 🙂

    1. The dressing makes about 1/4 cup and is enough for the salad. It lasts 2-3 days in the refrigerator.

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