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Mar 22, 2010 04:29 AM

Ideas on how to use Kohlrabi greens?

Today I picked up what I thought was jicama, and turns out, I bought kohlrabi instead. Alright then. It has a bunch of lush greens attached to the top. I was wondering if anyone has good ideas on what to do with them?

From what I read, they're edible:


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  1. Cook them like Swiss Chard, Kale or Collards, stir-fry, pan fry, steam, add to vegetable stews; they're versatile and are very healthy, loads of fiber and Vit C, and apparently don't lose much of their plant compounds (phytochemicals) when cooked. I like Kohlrabi in general, but you don't see it much in grocery stores here; it's the kind of thing you have to grow or get at farmer's markets.

    I bet you could use them for a pizza topping, instead of spinach, just wilt with garlic, basil and olive oil, maybe a little crushed red pepper and top your crust, with sauce under.

    I have pizza on the brain today, BTW.

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    1. re: bushwickgirl

      Mmm, thanks, bushwickgirl! Those are great ideas. Maybe I'll wilt some in a pan with some garlic and sesame oil and serve up with my miso cod tonight. From what I read, the leaves wilt pretty quickly. Glad to hear they are a good course of C as we're still on a bone-healin' menu at home.

      Speaking of pizza, I had a wonderful one the other night. It was your basic margherita with grilled zucchini, eggplant, and some wilted spinach. The cheese was so flavorful and the vegetables were perfectly cooked. Drool.

      1. re: ChristinaMason

        Drooling here too. I'm just doing a simple sausage, spinach, garlic, tomato topping tonight.

        I was going to suggest Asian-inspired kohlrabi greens but it looks like you've got the idea and they should be tasty with the cod. Enjoy!