Introducing new, nutritious foods to the dinner table is vital for keeping you and your family happy and healthy. That’s why it’s so important to try fresh recipes, even if they include foods you’re not entirely familiar with.
Kohlrabi is an often overlooked vegetable that has plenty of nutritious benefits. It’s low in calories and a great source of vitamin C, fiber, and potassium. And, finding a way to include it in your normal dinner recipes is easy!
Commonly, kohlrabi is roasted, steamed, or even eaten raw. However, this simple veggie is much more versatile than you may think. Check out these three different ways to use kohlrabi in your next meal.
Spicy Kohlrabi Fries
When those savory cravings hit, you don’t have to reach for something unhealthy! These crunchy, tangy fries are full of flavor and make a perfect snack for the whole family.
- 2 kohlrabi roots
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- Preheat oven to 425°F.
- Wash the kohlrabi and remove the leaves and stems.
- Peel the kohlrabi roots using a knife or vegetable peeler, and cut the roots into thin strips to make fries.
- Add kohlrabi, olive oil, ground cumin, and chili powder in a medium bowl and lightly stir to coat fries evenly.
- Place the coated kohlrabi fries in a single layer on a baking sheet.
- Bake for 25 minutes, flipping or shaking the fries halfway through.
- Remove once the fries are soft and browned.
Coleslaw is the perfect side for any outdoor barbecue or family get-together, and kohlrabi adds a long-lasting crunch that is sure to make it even tastier! Try this kohlrabi twist on a classic summer recipe.
- 4 kohlrabi roots (peeled and grated)
- 2 cups cabbage (chopped)
- 1-2 carrots (thinly sliced)
- 2 tablespoons fresh onion (diced)
- 2 celery stalks (thinly sliced)
- 1/3 cup white sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 4 1/2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
- Combine the kohlrabi, cabbage, carrots, onion, and celery together in a large bowl and toss.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the sugar, salt, pepper, mayonnaise, and vinegar until smooth.
- Pour the mixture over the vegetables and lightly stir to coat evenly.
- Chill in refrigerator one hour before serving.
Kohlrabi and Potato Soup
Potato soup is a classic comfort food. Make it that much more delicious by adding kohlrabi with this fresh recipe!
- 1 kohlrabi root (skinned and chopped)
- 1 medium onion (chopped)
- 2 medium potatoes (chopped)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 4 cups low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 2/3 cup low-fat milk
- 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- Optional toppings (shredded cheese, chopped bacon, chopped chives)
- Add oil to a large pot and sauté onion for 5 – 7 minutes over medium heat. When softened, remove onion from pot and set aside.
- Add potatoes and kohlrabi to pot and cover with broth. Increase heat to medium-high and cover. Cook for about 20 minutes or until vegetables are soft.
- Turn off heat and add in the cooked onions, black pepper, salt, and milk. Stir to combine.
- Pour mixture into a blender to puree. Return to pot when the soup is smooth.
- Turn heat back on to low and mix in shredded cheese. Stir until melted and remove from stove.
- Add toppings if desired.
Actively exploring new foods is a great way to find fresh, healthy recipes you would have never thought existed. Try any of these different ways to use kohlrabi and make the veggie a new family favorite!
Summer isn’t over just yet! If you’re looking for a few last-minute summer vegetable recipes, you still have plenty of options. Download our guide to find your new favorite!
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