Have you ever eaten a kohlrabi? These little sputnik-shaped vegetables come in green or purple, can be eaten raw or cooked, and taste a lot like broccoli stems. The word kohlrabi is German for cabbage turnip.

Kohlrabi was a “featured” produce in our Basket of the Week on last Saturday, this is one of our favorite recipes and wanted to share it with you.


1 1/2 pounds fresh kohlrabi ends trimmed, thick green skin sliced off with a knife, diced

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon garlic (garlic is optional, to my taste)


Good vinegar

Fresh Basil


Set oven to 450F. Toss the diced kohlrabi with olive oil, garlic and salt in a bowl.  Spread evenly on a rimmed baking sheet and put into oven (it needn’t be fully preheated) and roast for 30 – 35 minutes, stirring every five minutes after about 20 minutes. Sprinkle with a good vinegar (probably at the table so the kohlrabi doesn’t get squishy). Add some fresh basil before serving.

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