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Neighbor gave me some white kohlrabi from her CSA share. Any ideas?

asked by Eliana60 almost 6 years ago
5 answers 9876 views
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Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

added almost 6 years ago

Is it young? If so I'd shave it (on a mandoline; or with a vegetable peeler in a pinch) and add it to salads.

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added almost 6 years ago

kohlrabi 1: shred with carrot, toss with creamy dressing & cumin = kohl slaw
kohlrabi 2: shred or julienne, toss it in a hot wok w/peanut oil, remove to salad bowl and add splash of miso dressing and pickled ginger and handful of cilantro.

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added almost 6 years ago

A week ago I was in the same predicament; I made a light vegetable soup with kohlrabi, young turnips (hakurei), carrots, tomatoes, a good squeeze of lemon and chickpeas for protein.

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added almost 6 years ago

I agree with Amanda, young kohlrabi is great in salads. If it is older, peel the fibrous exterior and treat like radishes or broccoli stems. This recipe from gingerroot sounds like it would be good with the sub http://www.food52.com/recipes... or
This
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added almost 6 years ago

It's also delicious steamed and served with some miso-butter. Also, kohlrabi goes great with rich beef, like short ribs.