A great way to eat this juicy, good-for-you fruit!
There is nothing better than eating tasty foods we know are good for us. They not only satisfy our hunger, but they also enhance our mindfulness to be healthy, make us smile and provide us with some remarkable health and beauty benefits. The Kohlrabi and Fuji Apple Salad recipe is so easy to make with only six ingredients. Plus, it costs under a dollar per serving and is nutritious and delicious!
Everything Old Is New Again
Kohlrabi is a member of the cabbage family that has an affinity with turnips, but unlike the bitterness of white turnips, kohlrabi ends on a sweet note that makes it a fabulous backdrop food to pair with apples. So not only does it win an award for flavor and texture, it also contains 140 percent of the RDA for vitamin C-that is vital in the prevention of diseases, from the common cold to cancer. This old world vegetable contributes to a healthy immune system and studies associate it with a better skin-aging appearance-in other words, a stunning complexion.
Just 36 Calories a Cup
Another bonus of this fabulous vegetable is that it's nutrient dense. One raw cup contains only 36 calories. Now that's a weight-controlling, beautifying bang for your buck. Kohlrabi is an excellent source of fiber, providing 5 grams of dietary fiber, which is 19 percent of the required RDA, along with 14 percent of the RDA for potassium. The apples that pair perfectly with kohlrabi are nutrition rock stars in their own right, providing vitamin C, along with vitamins A, B6, K, E, folate, riboflavin, niacin and thiamin.
Kohlrabi and Apple Salad Recipe
You can easily dice the kohlrabi and apple, but for a different and stunning presentation that will wow anyone you serve this to, try a julienne cut. It makes for a beautiful presentation that will put a smile on your face and the those of whomever you serve it to.
Recipe Yield: 6 servings - Serving Size: 1 cup
1 each apple-peeled, cut into ¼" x 2" julienne strips
26 ounces kohlrabi-trimmed, cut into ¼" x 2" strips
½ cup lime juice
1 teaspoon salt
1 pinch cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped
In a large mixing bowl, combine lime juice, salt, cayenne pepper and mix well. Add julienned kohlrabi and apple strips. Toss until kohlrabi and apples are thoroughly coated. Add cilantro and serve.
Cozy up to this fabulous, nutrition-packed, low-calorie, skin-supporting power salad that will keep you glowing.
- by Jim Perko, C.E.C.
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