Have you ever tried kohlrabi? It shares a texture similar to the stem of broccoli but with a sweeter and more mild taste. I saw some beautiful kohlrabi while I was walking through the market the other day. It was so eye-catching, I just had to pick one up!
Often times I let the produce speak to me like this. When we open our minds, we can hear our inner voice trying to guide us into discovering what nutrients and energy from food that we need in our lives. Hence the inspiration for my Kohlrabi Jicama Slaw. The combination of kohlrabi, jicama, carrots, and cabbage make this slaw a powerful energy force that does wonders for your body!
I love to introduce new foods to my friends and family. So if kohlrabi is new to you let me share with you why it deserves a spot in your kitchen. Kohlrabi is also referred to as the German “turnip”, yet it doesn’t fall into the same category. It is actually the same species as cabbage, broccoli, kale, and cauliflower.
This beautiful veggie can be deliciously prepared in a variety of ways. For my Kohlrabi Jicama Slaw recipe, kohlrabi, as well as all the other veggies, remains raw. This way you can get as much of their nutritional benefits, without losing anything from cooking.
Kohlrabis come in a variety of colors, white, purple, and soft green. Each tasting slightly different but all sharing the same amazing nutritional value.
Just one serving of kohlrabi provides you with 75% of your daily vitamin C needs! Enough to really support glowing skin and boosting immunity. It also is a great source of vitamin B6 and minerals like manganese, phosphorus, and potassium.
Your eyes and skin get a major boost from kohlrabi too. It helps reduce everything from arthritis to a stuffy nose and watery eyes, due to its anti-inflammatory action.
When you are out getting your ingredients for my Kohlrabi Jicama Slaw, look for smaller, unblemished kohlrabi bulbs that are heavy for their size. If the bulbs have leaves, cut them off, and store the bulbs and the leaves separately in the refrigerator for up to a week.
The Soft Secrets of Jicama
Jicama is also a powerful veggie that more often than not, might not get the attention that it deserves. Jicama can be sweet and juicy in flavor and makes the perfect snack to keep on hand around the home. Like many vegetables, jicama is low in calories but high in nutritional value!
It’s super hydrating and filled with rich sources of fiber, vitamin C, potassium and inulin. In case you haven’t heard, inulin is actually a “pre-biotic”. It is a type of fiber that the body can’t digest. Rather it feeds your body’s friendly flora, helping to restore the natural balance in your system.
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And don’t forget to keep an eye out for jicama at your local market or health market. It’s pretty common, but you may have never seen it because you’ve never looked!
I hope this post inspires you to try out my new Kohlrabi Jicama Slaw. Its super simple to make and will stay nice and fresh for several days in your refrigerator! Don’t forget to tag me in all your recipe creations on Instagram. Also, pin the picture above to your Pinterest board for all your followers to see.
- ½ purple kohlrabi, thinly sliced
- ½ small green cabbage, thinly sliced
- ½ jicama, shredded
- 1 carrot, shredded
- 2 ½ Tbs. apple cider vinegar
- 1 ½ Tbs. extra virgin olive oil
- 1 ½ Tbs. coconut nectar
- ½ Tbs. Dijon mustard
- ½ tsp. celery seeds