Thursday, September 12, 2013

Kohlrabi Slaw

This week I picked some of these little beauties for a few Buying Club boxes and I find myself completely in love with them.  How could you say no to that color.  Acutally the purple Kohlrabi was a complete accident...I thought I ordered the regular green - apparently not...and I'm not mad about it...not one little bit. 

I had the opportunity to "intern" at a gorgeous organic farm a few years back.  This farm grew a lot of Kohlrabi which I originally thought was strange.  Then I found out why.  The owner was absolutely obsessed with the stuff and weather you intended to or were leaving there with a bunch of Kohlrabi because she would sell everyone on its awesomeness. 

The truth is you can treat it much like a just have to peel it.  It's great sliced over a salad, added into a slaw type dish, or pickled. 

I want to pass along a great recipe from one of our Buying Club members.  She is completely awesome and I am so thankful she emailed her creation to I thought I'd share the wealth.  She actually made this in the spring when I offered Kohlrabi before.  Enjoy!

{side note: I am planning to pickle some Kohlrabi Sunday so stay tuned for that little adventure}

....."I wanted to share with you something I did with the kohlrabi that was in the box. This recipe originally called for fennel which I did not have so I changed things up a bit and this is what I came up with.
1 cup plain Greek yogurt ( I used fat free)
3 TBS of wine vinegar
½ cup parsley
¼ cup chopped chives (I used green onion)
Mix that all together in a large bowl and add kosher salt and ground black pepper to taste
Peel three kohlrabi cut into quarters and thinly slice add to bowl
2 cucumbers halved lengthwise seeded and thinly sliced add to bowl
3 stalks of celery thinly sliced add to bowl
1 cup thinly sliced scallions or red onions thinly sliced add to bowl
Mix everything together and enjoy.

It tasted really good and is really healthy and crunchy."

Thanks MC for sharing your recipe!

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