{kohlrabi is cool!}

24 Apr


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…


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…


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…


meanwhile, rinse and chop your leaves…


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…


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! 🙂

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


  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.


    • 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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