Just the other day I was at the grocery store with my mom, and she pointed to a kohlrabi and asked “What is that? What do you do with that?” I responded with “I don’t know, let’s not try to find out today.” Little did I know, a kohlrabi showed up in my CSA box just two days later! I had no idea whether this thing needed to be cooked, or if it could be eaten raw. I also didn’t know what flavor to expect or what to do with the tentacles.
Wikipedia came to my rescue, and I learned the following:
Kohlrabi is pronounced “call Robbie.” I also learned that the kohlrabi root can be eaten cooked or raw, and the leaves can be cooked like kale or collard greens. The tough skin around the root needs to be peeled, but inside you’ll find a juicy, crunchy, neutral tasting vegetable.
Awesome! This is going to turn into a Kohlrabi Salad.