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Old 04-09-2013, 04:24 PM   #1
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My DH went to the Farmer's Market today (yay! It just opened last weekend) and picked up some green onions, swiss chard, spinach, and this odd looking veggie named kohlrabi. I've never grown it or used it. Any ideas what to do with it?
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Ahem.....Eeeeeat it!
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Seriously It's one of my favorites!
Crisp, crunchy, juicy ...Much the same as eating a delicious apple or jicama but tastes kind of Mmmmlike like a real mellow raw rutabaga.
I eat them raw with salt. I hear others cook them. They swell ABOVE ground not below like a beet. Don't let them get too big or they get woody. Anywhere between 2-4inches across is good unless you bought the GIANTS.
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I really enjoy kohlrabi. I just peel it slice it between 1/4-1/2 inch wide and eat it raw. I don't even add salt, but maybe that would make it better.

I, too, have heard it can be cooked, but I never tried it. If I remember it is mentioned in another thread...I want to say someone suggested to mash it with potatoes, but I'm not sure if I'm remembering it right.

I bought some the other day and have yet to eat it...for some reason, I'm thinking about peeling it, then peeling thin slices along with thin slices of raw carrots and making some kind of salad out of it. I've not tried it yet, but how bad could it be?
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I, too, have heard it can be cooked, but I never tried it. If I remember it is mentioned in another thread...I want to say someone suggested to mash it with potatoes, but I'm not sure if I'm remembering it right.
Tha tis correct...
Rutabagas are also good mashed with potatoes....Carrots or onions as well!
By the way, your salad idea thought sounds real good right about now. Martinis will do that to a person. Ahhhhh Mmmmmm agree with whatever you say...snicker snicker. Seriously though, I think lots of veggies taste great with mayo-Miracle whip!
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Hmmm...mayo mixed with Miracle Whip?

Hmmm....creamy coleslaw with carrots and kholrabi? That might be really good.

Too bad so many things add fat to our otherwise healthy veggies.
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YHmmm...mayo mixed with Miracle Whip?
Hey...I was serious. You never tried it that way? It Mellows the Miracle whip! Milk lightens it even more so!
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Thanks! I did find a cole slaw like recipe with kohlrabi and Granny Smith apples that sounds good. They used a whipped cream, lemon, mustard and mint dressing but I'm thinking of using greek yogurt instead of cream.
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Don't forget you can eat the greens too, if yours happened to have the greens still attached. I meant to plant some this year, but I'm too late. . . . will try for the fall garden. I've never tasted them.

Here's the kohlrabi recipe thread.
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Thanks! I did find a cole slaw like recipe with kohlrabi and Granny Smith apples that sounds good. They used a whipped cream, lemon, mustard and mint dressing but I'm thinking of using greek yogurt instead of cream.
I can't get used to eating yogurt on much of anything, in oatmeal,on top of cereal-grains nor in salads....
Although I think it would blend A-OK into a jello.

One of my favorite deserts would be a pureed cottage cheese and cool whip blend in jello...
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