I have a bunch of kohlrabi plants that I didn't expect - thot I was planting kale seedlings.
Beautiful huge bulbs, I have been making lots of variations of coleslaw. I peel it, and slice it into
fine julienne on my mandoline and it makes a fabulous coleslaw, perhaps better than cabbage!
What else do people do with this beautiful looking bulb?
Posting in case you check on this oldish thread. Trying to fill out the menu one night for some unexpected dinner guests, I concocted this salad, which has become a favorite: Julienned kohlrabi dressed with lemon juice and e.v.o., crumbled feta, and pomegranate seeds. Insanely good.
I agree - kohlrabi makes fantastic slaw! The only other way I've cooked the strange little sputniks is to peel, slice, and steam until tender, then drizzle with butter. The first time I did this, my family wondered where I'd gotten all the huge broccoli stems! I did learn, too, that the woody layer is quite a bit thicker than it first appears!
My daughter has a bumper crop too. Slaw is a great idea, thanx! I have never cooked 'rabi but it is in the cabbage family & I love cabbage fried in a little bacon fat, so I want to try it that way.
I think raw & chopped it would go well added to tuna salad, mac salad, ect., anywhere you might add chopped raw onion or celery.
And certainly it can be pickled. Alone or with cauliflower, peppers, celery, onions, ect. Or maybe added to chowchow.