Farmers Market Fresh Item
Week 6: Kohlrabi
All About It:
Kohlrabi is definitely more of an obscure vegetable. Be warned. Explaining what it is probably will take more time than eating it.
Kohlrabi is a member of the mustard family, similar to broccoli, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts. With long leaves and a large bulb, it looks like a futuristic plant. But it was actually brought to Minnesota long ago by German immigrants.
You can trim off the greens and eat them, just as you would any salad leaf. To eat the bulbs, peel them first. Then either cut them thin to eat raw with hummus or guacamole. Or combine them in a salad (see our recipe for kohlrabi slaw.)
You can also cook with it too. It’s a vegetable with a mild flavor – kind of like a juicy broccoli stem – that adds lots of crunch to whatever you are preparing. It can be used to compliment Indian and Asian entrees.
Kohlrabi & Ham Gratin
Thai Peanut Curry Noodles
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Fresh Food Links:
MFMA: Find a Farmers' Market Near You
University of Minnesota Extension: Growing cole crops in Minnesota home gardens