Winter Slaw with Kohlrabi, Cabbage, Radishes, and Carrots (For Tacos, Sandwiches, or a side salad)

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Last week, I went to my first visit with a local functional medicine doctor. I spent the first 45 minutes of my appointment (which was over 3 hours long) in the nurse practitioner’s office for an initial check-up. Jennifer asked me questions about my stress level, sleep, and diet. My responses were short and to the point, except when it came time to answer the food question.

That question fired me up. That shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone, right?

This winter slaw made with kohlrabi, cabbage, radishes, and carrots is an easy and flavorful winter side dish perfect for tacos and sandwiches!

I started my answer by sharing what my diet looks like (I feel like this requires a lengthy explanation), and then moved on to sharing how I source meat and eggs. This response led to a discussion about my CSA and local farm sources.

This winter slaw made with kohlrabi, cabbage, radishes, and carrots is an easy and flavorful winter side dish perfect for tacos and sandwiches!

At the end of the visit Jennifer thanked me for sharing my food resources with her. I couldn’t help but chuckle at the turn of events and how quickly I went from a quiet patient to showing my true self: an overly-enthusiastic foodie. I’d like to think that my enthusiasm for good food is contagious. (Although maybe contagious is the wrong word to use in a doctor’s office.)


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This winter slaw made with kohlrabi, cabbage, radishes, and carrots is an easy and flavorful winter side dish perfect for tacos and sandwiches!

I’ve been so inspired by the local food programs we’ve recently joined (a produce and a meat/egg CSA), that I can’t help but share my enthusiasm with others.

This winter slaw made with kohlrabi, cabbage, radishes, and carrots is an easy and flavorful winter side dish perfect for tacos and sandwiches!

Joining a produce CSA (read more about joining a CSA here) has pushed me beyond my veggie comfort zone. I’ve had to learn how to prepare and enjoy produce I would have otherwise ignored in the grocery store: kholarbi (a veggie I’m currently obsessed with), pea shoots (a new love for sandwiches, stir-fry, pesto, and avocado toast), and more. I’ve also been exploring ways to put common veggies to use in different ways, such as cauliflower in tacos and beets in smoothies.

This winter slaw made with kohlrabi, cabbage, radishes, and carrots is an easy and flavorful winter side dish perfect for tacos and sandwiches!

Earlier this week, I shared one of my favorite ways to use the cauliflower in my CSA box: cauliflower tacosToday, let’s top those tacos with another CSA-inspired recipe: winter slaw.

This particular slaw is a winter take on my traditional slaw recipe . The addition of hearty winter root veggies adds a slight crunch and peppery flavor. The slaw is easy to make, and may be served in multiple ways: on top of tacos or sandwiches, as a side salad, or add shredded chicken for a main salad. 

This winter slaw made with kohlrabi, cabbage, radishes, and carrots is an easy and flavorful winter side dish perfect for tacos and sandwiches!

Since the ingredients are on the hearty side, the vegetables may be prepped in advance for an easy weeknight taco meal (served with tortillas and slow-cooker chicken taco meat or roasted caulifloweror portioned into containers for a prep-ahead lunch. Make the dressing in advance, too, and keep it in the fridge until you’re ready to enjoy the slaw. If you’re making this slaw as a make-ahead lunch option, I suggest adding shredded chicken, half an avocado, and a handful of tortilla chips to your lunch container for a complete meal.

Winter Slaw with Kohlrabi, Cabbage, Radishes, and Carrots

Absolutely packed with veggies, this nutrient-dense slaw is great over tacos, on sandwiches, or as a side salad. 

Course Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Winter Slaw
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 141 kcal
Author Kristin Marr

Ingredients

Slaw:

  • 1/2 head green or purple cabbage shredded (about 3 cups once shredded)
  • 2 medium kohlrabi julienne-cut (about 1 cup once cut)
  • 1 cup carrots shredded
  • 3 radishes julienne-cut (about 1/2 cup once cut)
  • 1 cup green onion sliced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro chopped

Dressing:

  • 1 medium lime juiced
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 TB honey
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt (more to taste, once tossed)
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes

Special Equipment:

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the coleslaw ingredients: cabbage, kohlrabi, carrots, radishes, green onions, and cilantro.

  2. In a small bowl or jar, whisk together the dressing ingredients: olive oil, lime juice, honey, minced garlic, red pepper flakes, and salt. 

  3. Pour as much dressing over the coleslaw as desired. Toss the coleslaw and dressing together. Serve as a side salad, or on top of tacos or sandwiches. 

This winter slaw made with kohlrabi, cabbage, radishes, and carrots is an easy and flavorful winter side dish perfect for tacos and sandwiches!

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