Crunchy kohlrabi slaw

This is coleslaw with a twist. I love preparing a large batch of any type of coleslaw. I bring it to work, serve it as a side dish with some fried chicken (like chicken fingers) or with our barbecues in the summer.


The kohlrabi has both great crunch and lovely subtle cabbage flavor. It pears great with the apple and the fresh dressing. It can be prepared day(s) in advance, making it a practical dish too!

Kohlrabi slaw

  • 2 kohlrabi, sliced in match sticks, or coarsely grated
  • 1 large apple, in match sticks
  • 2 handfuls of walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 1 handful of parsly, sliced in fine slivers
  • 1 handful of mint leaves, sliced in fine slivers
  • Dressing:
    • 1 tbsp mustard
    • 2 tbsp good quality mayo (or even homemade mayo)
    • Juice of 1 lemon
    • 2 tbsp yoghurt


Tasty chicory boats

I like making this salad as a starter for a dinner party. It is full of strong flavors, but very well balanced. There is also a great variation in textures. I can guarantee you that this will definately intrigue your dinner guests.

This dish also makes a great lunch salad. When combined with a piece of leftover chicken it is very filling.

Chicory taste explosion

  • 3 chicory
  • 1 apple, finely sliced (no need to remove the skin, this adds color)
  • 1 handful of walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 75 gr blue cheese
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • Olive oil, generous sprinkling
  1. Remove the 4 outer leaves of each chicory. Keep them whole for serving the salad.
  2. Remove the cores and slice the rest of the chicory in 5 mm strips.
  3. Mix your chicory strips with the other salad ingredients. Dress the ingredients well as both the apple and the chicory will discolor without the dressing. Season to taste.
  4. Devide your salad over the chicory leaves for perfect tasty boats.

Asian fruit salad with a Europian twist

This is a tasty Asian fruit salad is known as rojak in Malaysia. It makes a great side dish with a (Malaysian) curry but it also makes a great accompaniment with grilled meat, fish or poultry.

Traditionally Roedjak is made with tropical fruit but I have found it is also delicious with tart apples and crunchy cucumber. The dressing sort of preserves your salad, making it possible to make your salad one or two days in advance.


Asian fruit salad with Dutch fruit

  • 1 cucumber in cubes
  • 2 apples in cubes
  • 1 union thinly sliced
  • Optional: 1 mango, 2 peaches and/or ½ a pineapple in cubes
  • To taste: 1 red chili pepper thinly sliced and/or a handful of coriander
  • Dressing:
    • 2 tbsp ketjap manis/sweet soy sauce
    • 1 tbsp hoisin sauce
    • 2 tbsp sweet chili sauce
    • 2 tbsp mirin or lemon juice
  1. Mix your dressing ingredients.
  2. Slice your ingredients, mix and combine.

Find more salad inspiration here.