Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Tacos + Kohlrabi

Kohlrabi is a super cool vegetable and one that is getting a lot of attention this spring.  Its alien-like appearance draws you in for a closer look.

It's name has German roots: "Kohl" meaning cabbage and "Rabi" meaning turnip due to it's bulby bottom half.

A very cute grey haired lady told me she grew kohlrabi in her victory garden.  Many members of the 65 + age range are familiar with kohlrabi and love it.  It's a taste from their childhood that's hard to find these days (at least outside of CSA boxes around the country).  Well never fear...I have lots of kohlrabi...and with endless possibilities of how to prepare this veggie you are sure to find a way that you can love it.

My friend, and owner of MeCha  Chocolates not only makes killer chocolates but is always wow-ing me with what she does with the vegetables she gets from me. In passing talking with her and another customer she mentioned at a restaurant she worked at they put kohlrabi on tacos....

What an interesting idea...

I love tacos.

So I thought I should give kohlrabi + tacos a try.

The result was A+.....I mean really truly good.


Taco Night + Kohlrabi

1 taco kit (or however you make your tacos)
Ground beef
3 kohlrabi bulbs, peeled and shredded
1/2 cup sour cream
3-4 tbsp white vinegar
salt and pepper

Make your tacos according the kit box instructions.  Peel and grate kohlrabi bulb.  Mix with sour cream, vinegar, salt and pepper.  Assemble tacos in shell and top with kohlrabi mixture. Enjoy!

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