I know, I know… I just shared a salad recipe with you last time but… the shere fun of that one in combination with the currently relatively mild temperatures outside made me want more! This one’s a much loved health-nut-approved quick-fix and a true autumn classic in our neck of the woods.
Quick-and-easy in an in-one-go kind of way, filling, healthy, autumny and… as that’s kind of a thing these days… mostly made of things everyone (over here, in any case) has stashed away in some cupboard or other anyways. Or should have, in my opinion at least! There’s always something delicious to be MacGyvered from a bulb of kohlrabi, apples and/or goat’s cheese~ Aaaanyways, these amounts will net you 2 dinner-sized or 4 starter-sized servings in about 5 minutes or less.
The Kohlrabi & Apple Salad with Walnuts and Goats Cheese Dressing
1 Medium-sized Bulb Kohlrabi, finely julienned – if you’re into kitchen gizmos and funky arrangements, have a go at the bulb with a spiralizer! Works like a charm and makes wolfing this one down just that much easier… wait, that’s not a good thing, is it?
1 Braeburn Apple, cored and thinly sliced
2 Heaped Tbsp Crushed Walnuts, toasted and lightly salted
2 Heaped Tbsp Cranberries
100g Lambs Lettuce, carfully washed and cleaned
2 Tbsp Honey
75g Goat’s Cream Cheese
Alt: Sheepsmilk Cream Cheese works too, cow’s milk however, does not – it just doesn’t have enough oomph. If you’re having trouble getting your hands on quality goat’s milk products, check at your local organic foods store or even a farmer’s market’s cheese specialist.
Opt: A few crumbs of a Firmer Goat’s Cheese on top to dot the i
1 small Shallot, very finely diced
2 Tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
2 Tbsp Walnut Oil
1 Tbsp Herb Mustard
1 Tsp freshly grated horseradish
Alt: You can use non-sweetened, non-creamed, ground horseradish from a jar instead – if it’s punchy enough for your sinuses despite the goaty dairy! If not, grating a fresh root yourself is the way to go~
1 generous Pinch each of Salt and freshly cracked Pepper
1 Bunch of Chives, finely sliced into ringlets
1) Add the honey, cream cheese, shallot dice, vinegar, oil, mustard, horseradish, salt and pepper in a mixing bowl and have at it with a whisk until everything is well combined.
2) Have a taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary before setting the bowl aside for the time being.
3) Evenly distribute the lettuce onto your plates and top the heaps off with the kohlrabi and apple slices before dotting each serving with crumbled up walnuts and cranberries.
4) Drizzle everything with the dressing, get your forks out and…