Sometimes you can get stuck in a rut eating the same thing over and over again – it happens to me all the time. I’ve found the best thing to do in when that happens is to go to the grocery store are farmer’s market and pick up a piece of produce you’ve never seen or tried before. Let me suggest you try some kohlrabi. It’s in season right now, looks like an alien spacecraft, and it’s pretty delicious.
If you eat it raw, it’s got a mild taste and a nice crisp, cool texture – somewhat similar to a broccoli stem or cabbage heart. You can peel the outer layers and eat really good fresh kohlrabi like an apple, slice it up and eat it with some sort of dip like hummus, or chop it up into small pieces and mix into a salad. Just make sure you take off the outer layer of skin, it’s pretty tough. If you’re cooking it, keep the skin on until after you’ve cooked it. You can roast it in a covered dish with a little liquid at 375F for about 50 minutes, or boil it for 20 minutes, or steam it for about 15. You can also peel, chop, and sauté it in a little liquid for about 10 minutes. Any way you try it, it’s a nice change of pace from the veggies in your normal rotation. If you’re a seasoned kohlrabi veteran and you’ve got a recipe you like, I’d love for you to share it in the comments section.