This summer has been so hot, for so long that we are basically living on salad and BBQs. Anything cool, crunchy and tangy that compliments BBQ or outdoor eating is a guaranteed winner, which is why we came up with this yummy Kohlrabi, Carrot & Orange salad.
This recipe makes the most of new season veggies such as Kohlrabi and the little fresh carrots that are popping up around the markets. Kohlrabi is one of those vegetables that gets forgotten about, or left aside for winter, which is a shame because it makes a fantastic crunchy refreshing salad.
I used the slicer attachment on my food processor to create the thin slices, but you could just as easily grate it or use a mandolin.
You could also use other crunchy ingredients here. Cabbage or radishes would be nice, and you could add in some parsley for an extra fresh taste. Some chives or spring onions would also be lovely.
One of the nicest things about this Kohlrabi, Carrot & Orange Salad is that it keeps happily in the heat or overnight. Perfect for outdoor BBQ style dining or to take on a picnic.
(PS: this YUMMY dressing is in this month’s (July) box.. !)
A fresh crunchy salad that's the perfect addition to outdoor eating.
- 1 medium kohlrabi
- 3-4 small carrots
- small handful Spring onions or chives optional
- 3-4 tbs Olive Branch Orange & Balsamic Dressing
- salt to taste
Grate or mandolin the carrot or kohlrabi into fine slices.
Drizzle over the dressing and mix in the spring onions & chives if using.
Mix and serve
If you don't have a bottle of the Orange and Balsamic dressing to hand, squeeze the juice of one orange, and mix in 2 Tbs olive oil and 2 Tbs white balsamic vinegar.