Kohlrabi is one of my favorite vegetables. My mother used to add it to vegetable and chicken soups but my favorite way to eat it was sliced and raw. It is crunchy and delicious.

Kohlrabi is a vegetable from the cruciferous family that includes cabbage, broccoli, brussels sprouts and kale. In fact, the name kohlrabi means ‘turnip cabbage’ in German.

Like other cruciferous vegetables it is high in cancer preventing nutrients.

Kohlrabi is also high in immune boosting vitamin C, lots of fiber and good amounts of potassium, Green A.


Green And Purple Kohlrabi

It can be cooked in soups and stir fries, eaten raw as a snack or added to salad.

This crunchy and sweet salad combines kohlrabi, carrots and apples for a burst of fresh flavor and color.

Combine the following in a bowl:
2 kohlrabis, peeled and cut into thick matchsticks
2 carrots, peeled and cut into thick matchsticks
1 large apple, but into thick matchsticks
Chopped parsley

Make the dressing:
2 tablespoons of olive oil
Juice of one lemon
Salt and pepper to taste

Toss the vegetables with the dressing and serve.


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