Thursday, March 7, 2013

Kohlrabi Salad


We planted kohlrabi over the winter and it's ready to eat! Truth is, initially I had no idea when to harvest kohlrabi or how to prepare it - some googling action was needed (thank you Veggie Gardener). Found out that it's really easy. You can eat the leaves and the bulb. If you plan to just eat the leaves, just pick the leaves and let the plant continue to grow. Otherwise, pull up the whole plant when the bulb is 2-4 inches wide in diameter; let it grow too big and it will taste woody. I trimmed the leaves and bulb off the stems using kitchen shears. The leaves got put away for another day and the bulb turned into a salad. Delicious! The bulb smells and tastes like the stalk of raw broccoli with a sassy twist. Crunchy. Slightly Sweet. Sassy.


[kohl-RAH-bee]
member of the turnip family


mixed greens
kohlrabi bulb, peeled and thinly sliced
bell peppers, sliced in rings
alfalfa sprouts
blue cheese crumbles

Helping Mommy in the Garden


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