They also come in green. Here's what kohlrabi looks naked.
I finally got around to trying kohlrabi. Everyone on the blogsphere compares it with the Russian spaceship Sputnik -- apparently we get all our information from Wikipedia these days.
Anyway, it struck me as another one of those vegetables that tastes better raw. To me it tastes a lot like a turnip. Since it's related to broccoli perhaps cooking will mellow the flavor -- I'll have to try that some other time. This time I diced it small and used it in a salad.
Combine the diced kohlrabi with one bunch of chopped arugula and 2 minced garlic scrapes. Cook about 1 1/2 cups qunioa, let cook for just a couple of minutes, and add to the vegetables while still warm. This will wilt and mellow the arugula a tad. Dress with balsamic and olive oil and top with raisins. We had some leftover rotisserie chicken so I added that as well as some nasturtium petals (I know, you add the whole blossom, but they just seemed out of scale with the rest of the salad).
Friday, June 13, 2008
Posted by Adriana Velez at 9:07 AM