Mike (our customer caretaker) is Kohlrabi’s biggest fan so if you need some convincing to try this alien-like vegetable, give him a call;) Kohlrabi is typically eaten raw—peeled, sliced and added to a salad or used for serving with a dip. You can also steam, boil, bake, grill, or roast them. Just peel away the outside thick skin first. Add them to soups or stews. Try grating them and toss with grated carrots or apples to make a slaw!
You can also boil and mash them with potatoes or other root vegetables. Stir-fry them with other vegetables, or julienne them and fry them like potatoes. Look for Indian recipes using kohlrabi as they are often used in Indian cuisine.
Test for ripeness by fragrance and by gently pressing around the stem – it should give to light pressure when ripe. Place in sealed container in the fridge when ripe – if you leave them exposed to the open air in the fridge, they will wrinkle from dehydration. Peaches, like other stonefruit, ripen from the inside to the outside, so if fruit is soft all over it is more likely overripe. Try peaches for breakfast paired with yogurt or hot/cold cereal, as a topping to a green salad, and as an ingredient in fruit salads. Peaches are also great on the grill, but be sure to use slightly less ripe fruit, it will hold up better without breaking apart/juicing. And of course, peaches bake up fabulously into crisps, pies, and sauces!
Featured Recipe: Kohlrabi, Carrot and Lettuce Slaw
A fresh slaw made with kohlrabi, lettuce and carrot, perfect as a side dish or a light lunch.
2 large kohlrabi bulbs peeled
2 large carrots peeled
2 cups finely chopped lettuce or combination of lettuce and kale
handful chopped green onion (or diced sweet onion)
1 cup almonds chopped
1 lemon juice retained
salt and black pepper to season
3 tablespoons sesame seeds
your choice of dressing
Grate both the kohlrabi and carrot roughly in a large mixing bowl.
Add the lettuce and toss to mix.
Add the green onion, almonds, lemon juice, seasoning and sesame seeds. Mix well.
Serve your salad with your choice of dressing.
Great as a light lunch, and quick to prepare as a side dish with your main dish.
Recipe adapted from aninas-recipes.com