Kohlrabi

Kohlrabi. An amazing Alien-looking vegetable. Tastes a bit like cabbage and broccoli. There are a multitude of things you can do with it. The word kohlrabi is German for cabbage turnip (kohl as in cole-slaw, and rübe for turnip) though kohlrabi is more related to cabbage and cauliflower than to the root vegetables. I love to eat it raw, just peeled, eaten like an apple, sliced and added to a salad, cut into sticks to snack on, or use it for dipping into a variety of dips. Some put in kohlrabi in a slaw, grated. Lots of people add it to stir-frys and some have enjoyed it roasted like root vegetables. They are also delicious cooked as well, and are often used in Indian cuisine.

FRESH KOHLRABI SALAD

  • 1 kohlrabi, peeled and diced
  • 3 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 4 radishes, sliced (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, dill or cilantro

In a large bowl, toss kohlrabi, and carrots and radish with oil. Add salt, pepper, lemon juice and optional herbs and toss again.

Check out this site that has a whole bunch of recipes and ideas: http://www.vegparadise.com/highestperch24.html

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One Response to Kohlrabi

  1. I love how it tastes allegedly exactly like it’s translation in German! too funny, it absolutely looks like an alien. I think I’d consider roasting this before anything else. Hmmm….

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