Star Wars fans may wonder if George Lucas used the ridiculous-looking Kohlrabi as inspiration for some of his creatures (have you seen the new Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker?). Kohlrabi is a great item to grow in our region because it is relatively disease and pest resistant, and it’s good for you and the environment. Go Kohlrabi!
Here are some Kohlrabi facts and tips:
- Eat it raw or cooked.
- Peel it!
- You can eat the leaves.
- Separate the leaves from the bulb to store. Leaves go in a bag, the bulb in the fridge crisper.
- Kohlrabi is crunchy, mildly spicy, and sweet.
- Amazing in soups.
- Quick Fix: shave, grate or cut into thin strips, toss with chopped apples and vinaigrette… Voila!
The website thekitchn.com offers a great kohlrabi guide in the article 5 Tasty Ways to Prepare Kohlrabi: raw, soups, fritters, roasted, and steamed.