When I brought Kohlrabi in from the garden yesterday my daughter asked what it was. When I told her it was kohlrabi she said, “Oh yes, that cabbage turnip plant. With a combination like that I don’t know why I don’t remember what it is…that combination almost rivals peanut butter and chocolate”.
I like Kohlrabi because it is an easy to grow, cold hardy vegetable. I grow a spring crop and a fall crop. Most people buy the trimmed bulbous stem in the stores, but the leaves are also edible, so one plant produces quite a bit of food. Kohlrabi is often described as tasting like broccoli stems, but I think it tastes more like jicama. When I told my daughter I was going to share that comparison she said, “comparing one unknown vegetable to another unknown vegetable is not going to be very enlightening”.
Although she harassed me and made fun of my veggies, my daughter went back for seconds on the Broccoli Salad with Kohlrabi and Chicken and ate the leftovers for lunch the next day.
I shared my recipe for Broccoli Salad with Kohlrabi and Chicken on $5 Dinners this evening. I served the salad on top of kohlrabi leaves…which the kids ate without complaint.