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Grilled Cheese with Apples, Dijon and Kohlrabi

Grilled Cheese with Apples, Dijon and Kohlrabi

Updated: / Published: by Liz DellaCroce

Maturing, my mom would typically have slices of apples and sharp cheddar cheese waiting on me and my sis after school. This yummy mix is the ideal mid-day treat because it is sluggish to absorb and does not trigger a blood sugar level spike.

Even better? It tastes delicious. Today’s recipe pays tribute to this childhood memory in the type of a lunchtime classic: the grilled cheese. For added nutrition and flavor I have added creamy dijon mustard and crunchy kohlrabi pieces.

If you’ve never ever tried kohlrabi before, I motivate you to pick up this yummy member of the turnip family at your regional farm stand or grocer. In spite of it’s rather alien-like appearance, it tastes just like a cross between broccoli and cabbage. In my opinion, it tastes a lot like the broccoli stem! Kohlrabi is tasty roasted, stir-fried or served raw with hummus or dip. The subtle bitterness and crunch makes it a great brand-new addition to your veggie collection. Not yet convinced? Here are a few of the lots of health advantages of kohlrabi:

  • Vitamin C: Just 1 cup supplies 100% of the daily requirement for Vitamin C.
  • High in Fiber: A one cup serving offers 5 grams of fiber.
  • Enhances Iron Absorption: The Vitamin C discovered in kohlrabi assists the body absorb iron.
  • Low Calorie: One cup raw has just 36 calories.

See? Now you don’t have to feel guilty about slathering your sandwich with additional butter.

Your fork is waiting.

Grilled Cheese with Apples, Dijon and Kohlrabi

Kohlrabi is scrumptious roasted, stir-fried or served raw with hummus or dip.

Course Lunch

Food American

Keyword kid friendly grilled cheese

Preparation Time 5 minutes

Cook Time 10 minutes

Overall Time 15 minutes

Servings 4

Calories 454 kcal


  • 8 slices entire grain bread
  • 4 tbs dijon mustard
  • 8 pieces sharp cheddar( deli design)
  • 1 apple( thinly sliced)
  • 1/2 kohlrabi( stems removed very finely sliced)
  • softened butter( or olive oil spread)


  • Lay out bread pieces side-by-side on a work surface area and spread half of the slices with a tablespoon of mustard each.

  • Top all 8 pieces of bread with a slice sharp cheddar.

  • Next, add a couple of slices of apple and kohlrabi to half of the pieces.

  • Take the slices with cheese only and place on top of the apple pieces.

  • Butter both sides of the bread to your taste and grill in batches with a panini press.

  • When browned, eliminate from press and serve.

  • Alternatively, cook on a non-stick pan over medium heat up until browned (about 2-3 minutes per side.)

Chef’s Notes:

Outstanding source of Vitamin C and Calcium, great source Iron and Vitamin A

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Calories: 454 kcal

About Liz Della Croce.

Liz is the creator and creator of The Lemon Bowl. With a focus on healthy eating and living, Liz’s recipes and food photography have actually been featured in various publications consisting of the cover of Women’s World magazine, Great Housekeeping, Shape, Genuine Simple, Cosmopolitan, Food Network Blog Site, Huffington Post, TODAY Food, Foodgawker and The Cooking Channel.
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