Kohlrabi

Kohlrabi is something that I wasn’t familiar with until I started getting a CSA share but now I get it whenever there is a choice. Also called a German Turnip, kohlrabi is in the cabbage (Brassica) family and has a mild flavor like a cross between a cucumber and a turnip. The whole plant is edible and can be eaten raw but I typically strip off the stems and leaves and if the skin is feeling on the tough side I peel it with a veggie peeler.

GRILLED BBQ KOHLRABI
Kohlrabi is fantastic roasted and raw in slaws but have you ever tried grilling it? Delicious.

KOHLRABI AND CARROT SALAD WITH CHEDDAR
This salad has a fantastic crunch factor. Purple and green kohlrabi are interchangeable.

KOHLRABI, APPLE, CILANTRO AND MINT SLAW
This vibrant slaw is the perfect summer side dish. Kohlrabi is another veg that is highly under-rated. It’s a vitamin and mineral powerhouse and it’s delicious raw, roasted, or pureed into soups.

KOHLRABI CHIPS
A fun snack idea!

KOHLRABI FRITTERS
We love to make these fritters and I frequently mix half kohlrabi and half shredded carrots if we have them on hand. Scallions or scapes would be great in here too and I think this week I’ll add some shredded kale.

KOHLRABI AND LEEK GRATIN
Kohlrabi and leeks combine in this lighter gratin.

ROASTED KOHLRABI WITH PARMESAN
Still not sure what to do with your kohlrabi? Roasting it is another great way to serve it up. Just toss with olive oil and salt and pepper and roast for 30 minutes and sprinkle with parmesan and parsley.

THAI STYLE KOHLRABI STIR-FRY
Quick and delicious stir-fry that uses the kohlrabi leaves as well as the bulbs. Not a fan of fish sauce? Use soy instead (or Tamari if you prefer gluten-free).

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