If you ordered a CSA box 2 weeks ago and found this purple alien looking veggie in it, you’ve discovered Kohlrabi. Kohl-what-ee you say? Kohl-rah-bee, aka German turnip. It comes in purple, white and green varieties but always a creamy white flesh. Upon eyeing this odd veggie for the first time, I thought it was a rutabaga but was mistaken. As I did further research, I found it actually belongs to the cabbage family just like kale, brussel sprouts and broccoli. It’s low on the GI scale and packed with nutrients. Hmmm…maybe you might want to bookmark this veggie for next month???

So what do you do with it? You can eat it raw with your salad, as a snack with a dip, you can boil it, braise it, or follow my example and roast it alongside, carrots, garlic, onions, parsnips and celery root with a heavy drizzle of olive oil, fresh thyme and salt & pepper to taste. Exact recipe can be found here.

For those of you who received kohlrabi in your CSA box, what did you do with it? How did you prepare it? Tips?

mWOD 03.20.2011

Today’s mWOD prepares those of you attempting the CF Games Open Qualifier as well as those of you trying to improve your snatch.

2 Responses to “Veggie Vocab 101: Kohlrabi”

March 20, 2011 at 6:28 AM

FYI kohlrabi greens are my favorite greens. milder than collards. wonderful lightly stir fried. :)

CrossFit Intrepid » Carrot/Kohlrabi Slaw
March 24, 2011 at 6:03 AM

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