Ideas on how to use Kohlrabi greens?
- ChristinaMason Mar 22, 2010 04:29 AM
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: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/how-...
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.
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.