{kohlrabi is cool!}

24 Apr

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meet kohlrabi. i tried this yummy vegetable about a year ago when it first showed up in the produce department. it’s super-cool-looking for one, and it turns out it’s rather delicious and good for you!  kohlrabi contains loads of vitamin c as well as some fiber and potassium.  mostly i love the fun texture and the leaves are actually really good as well, so i saute them as a side…

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trim off the leaves and set them in a colander for now… then peel or cut off the outer layer{s} – you may be surprised that you do not get as much of the flesh as you think… the “skin” is pretty thick…

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rinse and chop the kohlrabi… then drizzle with EVOO and a little S&P and roast in a 400 degree oven for about 20 minutes or until soft…

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meanwhile, rinse and chop your leaves…

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then saute on medium heat with chopped garlic and butter or EVOO and a little pepper – shouldn’t need much salt if any due to the garlic providing some saltiness…

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i enjoyed mine with a healthy serving of rainbow rice.

kohlrabi has a great texture, as i mentioned and is referred to as a “german turnip” so the flavour is similar to a root vegetable like a turnip.  not a TON of flavour, but good crunch and earthy mix.  they are in season RIGHT NOW – so go get some! 🙂

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4 Responses to “{kohlrabi is cool!}”

  1. Anthony Mark April 24, 2013 at 9:07 am #

    I had never heard of this before today and now I wanna try it
    look at all that color, it looks great

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  2. tinywhitecottage April 25, 2013 at 11:57 am #

    Hi. What a great blog. Thank you for stopping by cottagegrovehouse yesterday. I’m glad you did because now I found you! I was just shopping at Whole Foods this morning and saw kohlrabi and thought “I need to look into that”. Now I know what to do with it and I’m going to pick some up next time. I love turnips so I know I’ll love kohlrabi.

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    • cooking with audrey April 25, 2013 at 12:25 pm #

      hi there, thanks so much for stopping by and commenting! i like when things just work out like that! 😉
      i am sure you will love the kohlrabi – let me know what you think and how you prepare it!

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