Kohlrabi is in the cabbage family alongside cauliflower, brussels sprouts and broccoli. It is delicious eaten both raw and cooked. Very low in calories and rich in antioxidants like carotenes, and Vitamin A which is beneficial for vision. Kohlrabi is also rich in Vitamin C which will help fight infections and boost your immune system. This veggie is a great source of fiber which is excellent for your digestive system!
Unsure of how to include Kohlrabi into your diet?
Here are three ways to use Kohlrabi in your daily meals:
Kohlrabi and Apple Slaw
3 1/2 cups peeled and julienned kohlrabi (from 2 pounds)
4 teaspoons fresh lime juice, plus 1 teaspoon finely grated zest (from 1 lime)
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 1/2 cups apple, cut into matchsticks (such as Fuji)
1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, roughly chopped
Soak kohlrabi in a bowl of ice water until crisp, 10 minutes. Drain well.
Whisk together lime juice and zest, and oil. Season with salt. Toss with kohlrabi, apple, and herbs. Season with more salt, if desired; serve.
Very thinly sliced, unpeeled kohlrabi
Toss kohlrabi with olive oil. Season with salt. Arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with a nonstick mat. Bake at 250 degrees, rotating sheet, until crisp and deep golden, 35 minutes to 1 hour; transfer chips as they’re done to a paper-towel-lined plate. Season with salt.
4 kohlrabi bulbs, peeled
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
salt and pepper to taste
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese (or nutritional yeast for non dairy option)
Preheat an oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
Cut the kohlrabi into 1/4 inch thick slices, then cut each of the slices in half. Combine olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Toss kohlrabi slices in the olive oil mixture to coat. Spread kohlrabi in a single layer on a baking sheet.
Bake in the preheated oven until browned, 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally in order to brown evenly. Remove from oven and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese (or nutritional yeast). Return to the oven to allow the Parmesan cheese to brown, about 5 minutes. Serve immediately.