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Crunchy Kohlrabi Slaw

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Broccoli stems. Isn’t it funny that we spent so many years throwing this yummy part of the broccoli in the rubbish? We were so ignorant of the goodness that we were wasting.

I love broccoli stems, I don’t think that they taste anything like the broccoli florets, they have a kind of fresh yet nutty flavour that is close to kohlrabi.

Anyway, this salad is fresh and crispy and the perfect way to use up those leftover stems.

The buttermilk dressing is creamy yet neutral, so if you want to add some fresh herbs to yours you can. I prefer mine this way so that the flavours of the salad shine through. Enjoy!

Recipe Tips

You can use sour cream instead of full-fat buttermilk (the effect on the carb count per serving will be insignificant).

Instead of broccoli stems, use kohlrabi or make this Crunchy Kohlrabi Slaw!

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Allergy information for Crunchy Kohlrabi Slaw

✔  Gluten free
✔  Dairy free
✔  Nut free
✔  Nightshade free
✔  Pork free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Coconut free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free
✔  Beef free

Nutritional values (per serving)

Net carbs4.1 grams
Protein2.3 grams
Fat28 grams
Calories283 kcal
Calories from carbs 6%, protein 3%, fat 91%
Total carbs7.8 gramsFiber3.7 gramsSugars3.3 gramsSaturated fat4 gramsSodium439 mg(19% RDA)Magnesium23 mg(6% RDA)Potassium393 mg(20% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 6 servings)

  • 4 large peeled broccoli stems (400 g/ 14.1 oz)
  • 1 1/4 cups broccoli florets (114 g/ 4 oz)
  • 6 slices quality bacon (180 g/ 6.4 oz)
  • 1/2 cup crumbled walnuts (58 g/ 2 oz)
  • 1/2 of the prepared buttermilk dressing, about 1/2 cup + 1 tbsp (recipe below)
Buttermilk dressing:


  1. Prepare all the ingredients. Chop bacon into strips.
    Crunchy Kohlrabi Slaw
  2. Fry over a medium high heat. Finely chop the garlic and add it to the bacon while cooking.
    Crunchy Kohlrabi Slaw
  3. Meanwhile, peel the broccoli stems and cut them finely.
    I used the julienne setting on my mandolin, but you could slice them very thinly or julienne them yourself if you have better knife skills than me.
    Crunchy Kohlrabi Slaw
  4. Cut the florets into very small pieces and place in a large bowl with the broccoli stems.
    Note: If you don't like raw broccoli florets, lightly steam or boil the florets for 2-3 minutes. When cooked, place in ice water and drain. Crunchy Kohlrabi Slaw
  5. Add the bacon while still warm, including bacon fats. Add roughly chopped walnuts, reserving a small handful to garnish. Toss all of the salad ingredients together and then leave to sit while you make dressing.
    Crunchy Kohlrabi Slaw
  6. Place all of the buttermilk dressing ingredients into a small mixing bowl. Whisk together until well combined and pour into a serving bottle.
    Crunchy Kohlrabi Slaw
  7. Pour over the salad and toss to combine. Note that this makes enough dressing for a couple of salads, so don’t pour all of it on to this one salad.
    Crunchy Kohlrabi Slaw
  8. Store salad, covered, in refrigerator for up to three days.
    Crunchy Kohlrabi Slaw
  9. Store buttermilk dressing in jar in the refrigerator for up to five days.
    Crunchy Kohlrabi Slaw

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Kohlrabi, fresh
1.8 g1.2 g0.1 g19 kcal
Carrot, fresh
1 g0.1 g0 g6 kcal
Celery stalk, fresh
0.3 g0.2 g0 g4 kcal
0.2 g0.4 g27.4 g245 kcal
Lemon juice, fresh
0.2 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Mustard, wholegrain
0.2 g0.3 g0.4 g6 kcal
Horseradish, prepared
0.2 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Parsley, fresh (spices)
0.1 g0.1 g0 g1 kcal
Salt, sea salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Pepper, black, spices
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Total per serving
4.1 g2.3 g28 g283 kcal

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I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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