Kohlrabi is part of the cabbage family and looks a little bit like a turnip. It's full of vitamins and minerals and can be used in all different ways.
We’ve put together of ideas for incorporating this kohlrabi into your cooking. So if you’re looking for an unusual side dish, a delicious starter or a dish for the main event you’ll be able to find what you need right here.
1. An alternative to potatoes
If you’re looking for an alternative to potatoes, Kohlrabi makes the perfect side dish. Cut them up and boil them exactly like you would with a potato and add some veg. It makes the perfect accompaniment to a curry.
2. Kale and kohlrabi salad
For a quick and simple salad try this Kale and Kohlrabi salad. You can try different sauces to change the recipe slightly depending on your tastebuds. Heat it up in the microwave or enjoy it cold.
3. Buddha bowl
Buddha bowls are packed with your five-a-day and quick and easy to make. Roast all your vegetables, toss everything together with the wheat berries and drizzle with your favourite vinaigrette.
4. Noodles with pesto
You’ve heard of courgetti now try this. If you’re trying to cut out carbs then these noodles made of Kohlrabi are a perfect replacement.
5. Winter vegetables
These roasted vegetables are great for a hearty Sunday dinner. Cooking vegetables with a range different colour will create a spectacular side dish.
6. Sweet potato soup
If you’re feeling a bit under the weather this sweet potato and kohlrabi soup is perfect. Full of vitamins and ginger to help fight off any unwanted bugs. Get the recipe here.
7. Vegetable and goats’ cheese quinoa
Add bulk and flavour to quinoa with vegetables, including kohlrabi, mushrooms and broccoli and top with a creamy goats’ cheese – as suggested in the caption above.
8. Roasted bulb and braised greens
This roasted bulbs and braised greens recipe uses the whole of the kohlrabi including the leaves which looks a bit like cabbage leaves. This is a great vegetarian dish fro a main course. Get the recipe here.
9. Kohlrabi crabcakes
Serve these delicious crab cakes with a dill sauce and salad for lunch or even top with a poached egg for a filling breakfast. Get the recipe here.
10. Herb crusted kohlrabi ‘steaks’
These ‘steaks’ are great if you’re trying to eat a more plant based diet. Have them as a snack or serve them with quinoa or chips for a main course. Get the recipe here.
11. Caesar salad
This smoked trout salad turns the classic Caesar on it’s head. Inspired? Prepare it like any other Caesar salad but replace the chicken with trout and add a portion of kohlrabi for a sweet flavour.
Words by Leanne Carr