Last week there was a kohlrabi in my box. It's a slightly unusual looking vegetable. I think that's due to the tentacle-like things attached to it. I have heard it described as alien looking...it is a little bit, but only in the nicest possible way. I think they are quite attractive. Mine was a delicate shade of pale green but there are also white and purple varieties.
They can be eaten raw or cooked and they belong to the cabbage family. I think they have a much milder flavour than cabbage, a little bit more like broccoli stalks and the texture is similar too.
I decided to try using mine in coleslaw as a quick google provided a number of slaw recipes and so I used my usual recipe which relies on taste and no specific quantities.
I used approximately:
A couple of small carrots
Two small green apples
One small onion
One small kohlrabi
A little cider vinegar
Sea salt and crushed black pepper
Simply peel and grate all the fruit and vegetables and then dress with a couple of tablespoons of mayonnaise thinned with a little cider vinegar. Season and give a good mix, taste and adjust if necessary, then put into a serving dish.
I really loved this slaw. I think it had a much lighter flavour than had it been made with cabbage and
It somehow made me feel a little bit less guilty about eating potato chips....especially because I'd used low fat mayonnaise
It looks as though I've used an awful lot of mayonnaise in this but believe me I didn't. The flesh of the kohlrabi is quite light and creamy in colour that's all kohlrabi you can see and not mayonnaise....honestly.....