Kohlrabi looks rather alien, but that fits because it tastes out of this world. It might look like a root crop but it grows above the ground. Both the leaves and peeled globe can be eaten. They come in different varieties with some having purple and some having green skins. Don't get too excited about the purple skin, the center is still white. Treat the greens like kale or collards. The peeled globe tastes like a sweet cross between cabbage and turnip and can be eaten raw or cooked.
Store leaves and globes separately in plastic bags in your refrigerator. The unpeeled globes can last about a month, but the leaves should be used within a week or two.
- Peel and eat globes raw - plain or with dip.
- Add to soups in cubes.
- Grate and add to coleslaw.
- Leaves can be sauteed with olive oil and onion for a side dish.
- Substitute leaves for kale or collards in any recipe.