Noosa Kohl Slaw

At first, the only thing 'Noosa' about this slaw was that I made it while we were on holiday there ... but then the sound of the palms and Nelle splashing in the pool and a couple of glasses of red wine helped me find the true connection.

It's special.

It's small town, with big town taste.

It's a little bit hippy, a little bit posh.

And that, my friends, is Noosa Kohl Slaw.

And, by the way, the spelling of 'kohl' is on purpose - I was being (oh so) clever because I used kohlrabi in my slaw. Hee, hee.

Noosa Kohl Slaw

Serves 4 as a side dish
10-15 min prep + 30 min (or more) in the fridge

The ingredients
1 raw kohlrabi, peeled and shredded*
1 carrot, shredded
1/3 of a large cabbage, cut into thin strips
1/2 batch of mayonnaise** (or around 1/3 - 1/2 cup) - I leave this flexible because some people like more or less mayo than others
1-2 Tbs grapefruit juice
1 tsp grapefruit zest (I used my grapefruit dust, but you can use fresh too)
salt, to taste

+ a cute thrifted whisk

As always, use organic ingredients when you can.

The process
Mix all your ingredients together, cover and chill in the fridge for at least 30 min (but ideally for a couple of hours).

The notes

*If you're thinking - what the heck is kohlrabi? It's a little veggie around the size of a baseball (or cricket ball) and is usually purple on the outside ... it's turnip-y, but grows above-ground. We grew our kohlrabi in our garden, but I often find it at the natural foods supermarket. Feel free to substitute red cabbage, turnip, daikon, and so on, if they're more readily available.

**Yes, I did make mayo on holidays ... I always take olive oil and eggs with us when we're staying at a place with a fridge, so mayo is super easy to whip up.

My batch of 100% organic kohl slaw came out to about $0.50 per serve. Seriously. Now, I did grow the kohlrabi, and the cabbage was given to me by a friend (who had too much cabbage) ... but even if you had to buy those things you could still make this salad so cheaply!

And my tiny whisk - Dish of the Day for today - cost $0.05! Perfect for making mayo ... if you're an elf. Or a toddler ...

If you want to, check out more thrifty finds here.
Or just relax, take yourself on holiday - even if it's just to your deck.

Which reminds me - I've got a smoothie to enjoy in the sunshine.
Ciao for now,
Amanda xx


  1. woohoo! Sorry I've been gone-- so busy busy.

    But wow, I've never seen kohlrabi around me. Wikipedia-ed it but it seems to be related to all sorts of veggies so not sure what to think now! LOL.

    This is a great recipe for slaw! Frankly, because I love slaw on all sorts of heavy, summer grilled dishes (especially some lean, local, meat). MM! I wish it was still summer here!

  2. I've missed you, Karen! Glad you're back ;)

    Hopefully you can find some kohlrabi to try!

  3. Hi Amanda,

    Your coleslaw recipe has just introduced me to kohlrabi. Hello kohl!

    By the way, did you manage to cook anything from the World of Street Food? I personally enjoy the book very much and I've bookmarked many of the recipes.

    Take care.

  4. Hi Emily,
    Wow- I didn't know I was so exotic with my kohlrabi and all! I haven't cooked anything from the book yet, but I'll let you know as soon as I do ... I'm really keen to cook some African dishes ...


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