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Kohlrabi Carrot Pineapple Salad

Kohlrabi Carrot Pineapple Salad

Wondering what to do with kohlrabi? Well this interesting vegetable can be used in many ways. When used raw, kohlrabi can add a nice crunch to a salad. Here’s a recipe incorporating kohlrabi into a delicious and refreshing salad with carrots and pineapple. The recipe is below the video demonstration. Give this a try sometime. It’s delicious!

Happy eating!

Kohlrabi Carrot Pineapple Salad
Makes 8-10 Servings
(Note…This recipe can EASILY be cut in half if less amount is preferred)

1 raw kohlrabi, washed, peeled and grated
2 large carrots, peeled and shredded
1/3 cup raisins
1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1 (8 oz) can crushed pineapple, packed in 100% pineapple juice*
Up to 1 Tbsp maple syrup or honey, optional
1 tsp lemon or lime juice, optional

Optional garnishes:
Toasted walnuts, coarsely chopped
or Unsweetened coconut flakes
or Toasted Pecans, coarsely chopped

Wash, peel and grate the kohlrabi into a large bowl. Peel and shred the carrots and add to the bowl with the kohlrabi. Add the raisins, coconut, and crushed pineapple (see note below about the amount of pineapple to use). Stir to combine all ingredients.

Place in a covered container and refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours to allow flavors to blend. Taste the mixture. If more sweetness is needed, add the optional ingredients, if desired. OR add more pineapple.

* If you want more pineapple flavor, you can use one larger (20 oz) can of pineapple packed in unsweetened pineapple juice in place of the 8 oz can. OR you can add any amount in between the two can sizes, to your desired flavoring.

This makes a lot of salad. If a smaller amount is needed, simply use half the amount of ingredients.

Simple Sauteed Kohlrabi

Simple Delicious Sauteed Kohlrabi

Kohlrabi is one of those vegetables that many of us don’t know what to do with. Most of us didn’t grow up eating it, so it’s really foreign to us. I’m in that same group. I had a request from a viewer to explore kohlrabi, so I have!

Here’s one way I found to cook the bulb of kohlrabi. This simple recipe for sauteed kohlrabi is really easy and quick to make, and involves ingredients that you likely have on hand. Below is a video demonstration of the recipe with the written recipe below that. Enjoy!

I hope this helps!

Easy Sautéed Kohlrabi
Makes About 3 Servings

1 raw kohlrabi bulb
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil*
Garlic powder to taste (or 1 clove garlic, finely chopped)
Salt and pepper to taste
About 1 tsp dried cilantro or parsley, or to taste
Water as needed (1 or 2 tablespoons at a time)
Juice of ½ lemon or lime
More cilantro or parsley, optional garnish

Remove the stems and leaves from the kohlrabi. Wash the bulb very well. Remove the peel and cut the kohlrabi into large cubes or bite-size pieces.

Heat a skillet over just above medium heat. Add the olive oil (or water if preferred) and allow it to heat up briefly. If using fresh garlic, add the chopped garlic and allow it to heat through briefly. Add the chopped kohlrabi. Sprinkle with garlic powder (if using it), salt, pepper and cilantro or parsley to taste. Stir-fry the combo for a minute or so.

Add one or two tablespoons of water and place the lid on the skillet. When the steam stops and the pan is almost dry (this happens quickly), stir the vegetables around and add a little more water; replace the lid. Repeat this process until they are just barely the desired crisp-tenderness that you like. Drizzle the lemon or lime juice over the mixture. Replace the lid and allow it to finish cooking, which shouldn’t take long…a minute or so. Taste and adjust seasonings, if needed. You can garnish with more cilantro or parsley, if desired. The entire process should take 10 to 15 minutes, depending upon the size of the kohlrabi pieces and the amount of tenderness you prefer.

Note: This dish is best eaten when freshly made.

*If you prefer to use no oil, just use water instead.

Sauteed Kohlrabi Greens

EASY Sauteed Kohlrabi Greens

Wondering what to do with kohlrabi and the greens? Here’s a very EASY recipe for sauteed kohlrabi greens using simple ingredients. It cooks up quickly and makes a nice side dish with many meals. Below is the recipe, following by a video demonstration of cooking the greens.

Below that is my video on the basics of kohlrabi. In it, I explain what it is, how to choose kohlrabi, store it, preserve it, and prepare it. If you haven’t tried it, then it’s time to explore this unusual vegetable. It’s a “2 for 1 deal” where you get delicious greens AND the bulb vegetable all in one!

EASY Sauteed Kohlrabi Greens
Makes about 4 Servings

Leaves and stems from 3 kohlrabi bulbs
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 large clove garlic, finely chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
Juice of half a lemon*
Water as needed (about 1 cup)

Remove the leaves and stems from three kohlrabi bulbs. Wash them well, then cut them into bite size pieces.

Heat a skillet on just over medium heat. Add the extra virgin olive oil and allow it to heat briefly. Add the garlic and allow it to saute briefly, taking care not to burn it. Add the kohlrabi greens and 2 or 3 tablespoons of water. Add salt and pepper to the greens and a little more water if needed; stir to combine. Cover the skillet and allow the greens to steam until they reach the desired tenderness that you like, or about 15 minutes. IMPORTANT! Check them very often to be sure the pan does not run dry. Add small amounts of water as needed so the greens cook with a minimal amount of water.

When the greens are done to your liking, drizzle with the lemon juice. Stir to combine and serve.

* If you do not have lemon juice, a very small amount of vinegar of your choice may be substituted. Start with a small amount, 1 or 2 teaspoons (to taste with the greens) and add up to a total of 1 tablespoon of vinegar, if desired.