Food and Wine ingredient search. The search brought me to Top Chef Stephanie Izard of Chicago's Girl and The Goat's Kohlrabi, Fennel and Blueberry Salad. A quick Google search revealed just how well-liked this salad is so I became sold on making it. I had wonderful local organic blueberries on hand - bonus! All I needed was the fennel and some goat cheese.
While I was making this salad, with the help of Cailyn, I really began to doubt my sanity! So many ingredients - could this possibly work and actually taste good? Cailyn claimed that the combination of ingredients sounded disgusting and Matt walked by and said, with a look of disgust, "there are blueberries in the salad?" Well, once the salad was all assembled it looked pretty and fresh. All of the components were really delicious on their own (I tasted along the way...) Crisp kohlrabi, toasty almonds, juicy blueberries... and the cheese I chose Cypress Grove Midnight Moon goat cheese - amazing! I love, love, love this cheese.
We all sat down and with trepidation took our first bites of the salad. Well it was amazing! I absolutely adored the salad and every last bite of it disappeared. If you see kohlrabi at your local farmers market or get it from a CSA box, make this salad - you won't regret it! Thank you Stephanie Izard!