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Mar 16, 2014 11:22 AM


Went to the farmers market this morning. My favorite farmer had kohlrabi and wanted me to try it. I bought some but have never cooked it. Does anyone have any ideas for what to do with it?

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  1. The tops are edible and tasty.

    Peel the bulb and taste it. It's crunch and sweet. Can be used raw or cooked. After tasting it, it should give you a good idea of how to use it

    1. I prefer kohlrabi raw. I peel it and then slice into matchsticks, or grate it to use in fritters, or shave it with a vegetable peeler. Use it in salads, slaws, stir-fries, as dip conveyers. Add to soups or roast chunks with other vegetables.. The greens are tasty too. Also good for stir-frying.

      1. Creamed kohlrabi is delicious.

        1. I'd never had kohlrabi before noticing it at a farmer's market last year. Of course I first searched the previous CH threads on kohlrabi, then settled on using it with cucumber and onion, in a slaw. More recently, the ones I got had a lot of tops, which made good braised greens though they take longer to soften than most ofher dark greens, even though I sliced the stems more narrowly than usual for me. I prefer raw to roasted.

          1. Great in a Gratin with Potatoes and Cheese.
            Lots of Spicy Coconutty preparations from South India