I don’t know about your neck of the woods, but here in Romania it has been hot.
Hot as balls, hot.
Did I mention it’s been hot?
Anyway, when it’s too hot to focus on writing, or television or anything else, it is definitely too hot to think about turning on the oven or the stove. Since I love salads, it’s not hardship to go salad crazy when the weather is warm and there’s an abundance of produce options.
With all that’s happening in the world, it’s been a little difficult to get certain produce without ordering online and hopping from one grocery store to the next, so when I found some kohlrabi, I figured it was time to give it a shot. I went to the Google Machine to find out what kohlrabi tasted like and how to make it raw, and came up with his easy vegan summer salad.
You can eat this vegan salad as a side dish with your favorite vegan sandwich, or just make a big ass bowl and eat it on its own. It’s low calorie, nutrient rich and incredibly delicious.
Since this is a quick vegan salad, let’s jump right into this recipe.
Start with the prep work. Rinse and chop the Granny Smith apple, carrot, kohlrabi and scallions into whatever size or shape you want. I chose to go with matchsticks because they’re cute and easy to eat, and I think they photograph pretty well too.
Place the ingredients in a bowl and pop in the fridge while you make the dill yogurt dressing, and whatever else you plan to make to go with it.
For the dill yogurt dressing: Grab your favorite vegan yogurt, fresh dill, lemon juice, 1 garlic clove, pressed and ground cumin. Season with salt and pepper, stir. Add extra seasoning to taste, as needed.
Toss with the veggies and…that’s it.
The easiest vegan summer salad recipe you’ll read today!
We enjoyed this salad with a vegan schnitzel sandwich, but the flavors are clean, crisp and fresh so you can have it with pretty much anything. This is the little black dress of salads, goes with just about anything.
I might add, that this is the perfect thing to eat after working out in this grueling heatwave that’s hit this continent. It fills your belly in just a few calories and tons of flavor.