kohl rabi

June 30, 2009 at 10:32 pm 1 comment

I love Kohl Rabi but it’s not often found in vegetable gardens or supermarkets in the UK.  The edible part is the globe shaped stem base so it is able to grow well in shallow soil.  Strangely it belongs to the same root-forming brassica family as turnips and swedes which would most likely fail under the same conditions.  My kohl rabi plants were another kindly donation from an allotment neighbour called Dave and they’ve thrived in the hot dry weather.  Kohl Rabi

And the taste?  Slightly nutty, a bit like the stalk part of a cauliflower.  I eat it raw as boiling it is the quickest way of ruining a perfectly lovely salad vegetable (judging by how easy it is to cook most brassicas badly).

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  • 1. Melody  |  July 1, 2009 at 8:36 am

    I am a big fan of kohl rabi too! I chop it up with cucumber and carrots and eat it with dips. So glad someone else has heard of it!x

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