Roasted Kohlrabi

Roasted Kohlrabi

I’ve mentioned it before, but my CSA share has got me eating vegetables I’ve never even heard of before. Am I the only one who had never heard of kohlrabi? I had to google it before I even knew what it was! I asked about in on facebook a few weeks ago, and all of you wonderful readers had some great ideas for how to prepare it (apparently eating it raw is quite popular!), but ever since I roasted one, I haven’t been able to prepare it any other way.

Roasted Kohlrabi

It’s quite an interesting looking vegetable isn’t it? I was a little nervous to cook it the first time, but when it came out of the oven tasting like a cross between roasted potatoes and roasted broccoli, I knew we had a winner. Mike actually really liked this as well, and I am continually amazed by this husband of mine who is willing to try all of these strange looking things that show up in our CSA bag. This week I gave our kohlrabi to the friend I’m splitting the CSA share with, and I must admit I was sad to see it go. If you find yourself with this unusual vegetable, try roasting it – it just might become a new favorite side dish!

p.s. I had some extra cauliflower hanging around, so I threw it in to roast with the kohlrabi, which is why you see it in the pictures. Delicious.

Roasted Kohlrabi

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Roasted Kohlrabi

Ingredients:

Fresh kohlrabi, ends trimmed, thick green skin sliced off with a knife, diced
~1 Tbsp olive oil, depending on the amount of kohlrabi
salt and pepper, to taste
barbecue sauce or ketchup, for dipping

Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 450F. Toss the diced kohlrabi with some olive oil (I eyeball it) in a large bowl and spread evenly on a rimmed baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, to taste. Roast for 30 - 35 minutes, stirring occasionally after the first 20 minutes. Serve immediately with ketchup or barbecue sauce for dipping.

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10 Responses to “Roasted Kohlrabi”

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    StephenC — July 14, 2011 @ 2:27 am

    Kohlrabi and Sputnik. Were they separated at birth? I've done a fair amount of kohlrabi in my life and I am very fond of it. I'm pretty sure it's nutritious. You have to tinker with it to make it delicious. Glad to know your limits are being stretched.

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    The Diaper Diaries — July 14, 2011 @ 3:01 am

    LOVE kohlrabi. And it is delicious raw. Google kohlrabi cakes. That is my favorite way to make it.

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    Kathleen — July 14, 2011 @ 3:26 am

    Thanks for explaining what this veggie tastes like! It sounds interesting. I'll look for it at farmers market! :)

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    Wendy (The Local Cook) — July 14, 2011 @ 5:18 am

    So glad you're enjoying the CSA!

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    Divya — July 15, 2011 @ 5:43 am

    Never tried kohlrabi before, but you've given me the courage to try it out now!

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    thecookieboss — July 15, 2011 @ 5:16 pm

    I've never heard of kohlrabi. But it sure looks good!

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    Jen @ BigBinder — July 15, 2011 @ 9:31 pm

    Is it kind of rutabaga-ish?

    Also I saw your first picture and thought, man! Kohlrabi looks a LOT like cauliflower… (duh…)

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    sweetpeaskitchen.com — July 15, 2011 @ 9:37 pm

    I have seen kohlrabi at the local farmers markets but I have never tried it before. I am tempted to pick some up tomorrow! :)

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    Katja — July 18, 2011 @ 12:49 pm

    It is so funny that Kohlrabi is Kohlrabi in english too ;-) Here in Germany Kohlrabi is just like carrots and tomatoes one of the staples that are eaten raw. It is also delicious cut in stripes, cooked in broth and then served with a creamy sauce and a Schnitzel (or another type of meat) and potatoes. Kind of creamed Kohlrabi.

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    Lynn — February 20, 2014 @ 9:34 am

    I am in LOVE with this roasted cauliflower and kohlrabi dish… enjoyed it for dinner last night and again for breakfast this morning with a hardboiled egg. YUM! And did you know, kohlrabi is the new kale? I’m an RD and attended the national conference in October and that’s what they said! So eat often and enjoy the health benefits! Thank you for the easy and delicious recipe!

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