Kohlrabi- excuse mePosted: October 12, 2011
Kohlrabi is one of those vegetables that I’d never heard of before last year when we started getting local vegetables from a CSA. Perhaps it’s the only one we had that I’d really never even knew existed. I can’t remember what we did with it last year but it wasn’t much of a success. So when we got another last week from the Fresh Fork, I wanted success!
A bit about kohlrabi: The low-calorie plant is high in dietary fibers and contains the dietary minerals selenium, folic acid, vitamin C, potassium, magnesium and copper. A cup of it has over 100% of your daily vitamin C requirements. It is in the cabbage family and the flavor of kohlrabi can be described as similar to raw broccoli stems mixed with cabbage, turnip and radish, but slightly sweeter.
Here is a better picture that I found online.
Fresh Fork being the awesome CSA that it is, sends out a weekly newsletter including some recipes of things that are in the bag. I decided to try the Roasted Kohlrabi recipe from the newsletter.
1 large kohlrabi
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon garlic
Salt and vinegar
Preheat your oven to 450 degrees. Remove the root end, leaves, and peel/slice off the thick outer layer to expose the inner flesh. Dice the kohlrabi into approximately 0.5 inch pieces.
Toss the diced kohlrabi with olive oil, garlic, and salt. Add some coarsely chopped onion pieces if you like, half way thru roasting. Roast in a roasting pan (not cookie sheet) so that you may toss them over every now and then. You want to cook them until the bottom starts to stick then toss and repeat. It will take about 45 minutes to cook.
After you remove them from the oven, drizzle with balsamic vinegar and serve warm.
If we get these again, I’d be happy to eat them!