These beauties showed up in my CSA box yesterday. Believe me, I wouldn’t have a clue what they were unless the farmers included a cheat sheet in the box, which they did.
Because of the cheat sheet, I know that these are kohlrabi. Here’s what the farmer had to say about this vegetable:
Kohlrabi is a tasty vegetable that you can eat either raw or cooked…Its flavor is delicately sweet, and its texture is moist, yet crisp. Kohlrabi tastes mildly like broccoli with just a hint of cabbage…As a remarkable source of vitamin C, kohlrabi hleps your body absorb iron…A half-cup of kohlrabi offers 245 grams of potassium, 25 I.U. of vitamin A, 43.4 milligrams of vitamin C, 11.3 micrograms of folic acid, 16.8 mg of calcium and about 10 mg of choline. It’s a low-fat vegetable with only 19 calories in a half-cup serving that provides a healthy 23 mg of omega-3 fatty acids and 1.5 grams of protein.
Sounds like something I should be eating! But how? What to do with these lovelies?
Chop ’em up and eat ’em raw in a salad? Cook them in a stir-fry? I need ideas!
Have you ever eaten kohlrabi? How did you prepare it?