Shaved Kohlrabi with Apple and Hazelnuts
A version of this Shaved Kohlrabi with Apple and Hazelnuts salad has been on New York City restaurant Estela’s menu since its opening.
31 Things To Do With Confusing CSA Vegetables
Q: There's an enormous sack of weird-looking bulbs in my fridge. What should I do?! A: Breathe. Get a peeler and start peeling them. Everything will be OK.
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Kohlrabi is a bit of an oddity. It's a strange-looking root sort of vegetable (although it grows above ground) with wavy green tops, and I think many people have never eaten one. I am out to change that. My mother so laments the lack of kohlrabi in North Carolina that it was the one thing she requested when she came to visit a few weeks ago. Kohlrabi is a member of the cruciferous (cabbage) family; the stem just above the soil swells to a fat little round, with leafy green tops. The tops are…
A cold and crisp but clear, bright morning. After weeks of rich and hearty fare, suddenly something lighter is calling. A salad for this deep and rather damp mid-winter. First time I tasted kohlrabi it was part of a tray of roasted veggies. It was, to say the least, wrong. Enough to put you off for life. But with a good nutritional profile, a card-carrying membership to the cabbage family and the potential for some much needed winter crunch I’m not prepared to give up, at least not that…
Curried Red Lentil, Kohlrabi, and Couscous Salad
Kohlrabi, a bulbous vegetable with thin stems attached, is a member of the cabbage family. Both green and purple varieties are available. The flavor is a mix of turnip, celery root, and radish; it goes quite well with red lentils and couscous.
Recipe: Kohlrabi and Carrot Slaw
With winter out of the way, one vegetable I’ve been seeing in abundance at Bay Area farmers markets is the sputnik-like vegetable with the funny name, kohlrabi. Eaten raw, it’s fresh, crisp, and the ideal ingredient for a summer slaw. This kohlrabi slaw is actually one of my favorite summer recipes. Quick and easy to make, it’s a nice cool side dish to eat after a long, warm day of working in the garden, or at a sunny picnic under flowering fruit trees.
Sauteed Kohlrabi with Onions and Cream Recipe
From the same family as kale and collard greens, kohlrabi takes nicely to being sauteed in creamed in this easy side dish.
Photo: Tod Dimmick Tender kohlrabi on the inside, grill flavor on the outside. This is a good use of large summer kohlrabi. Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Serves: 4-6 2 large kohlrabi, peeled, cut into 1/2" slices, and steamed until tender crisp 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 cloves garlic, crushed 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar Salt and pepper to taste Shredded Parmesan cheese for garnish While kohlrabi is steaming preheat the grill. Mix the garlic, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar…
Well-Seasoned Beef Stuffed in Kohlrabi Bulbs
This Hungarian recipe for stuffed kohlrabi (Töltött Karalábé) is typical of Eastern Europeans' love of hiding food in other food.
Kohlrabi, with its turniplike flavor, is a member of the cabbage family that takes well to a slow simmer on the stove with chicken stock, butter, and thyme. Serve this dish with roast chicken or grilled pork chops.