Roasted Kohlrabi

Recipe of the week, July 5: Roasted Kohlrabi

What is Kohlrabi anyway? Kohlrabi (also known as a German turnip) is a relative of cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, collard greens, and Brussels sprouts. The taste and texture of kohlrabi are similar to those of a broccoli stem or cabbage heart, but milder and sweeter, with a higher ratio of flesh to skin. The young stem in particular can be as crisp and juicy as an apple, although much less sweet. Kohlrabi can be eaten raw as well as cooked.

Ingredients

  • 1 or 2 kohlrabi bulbs, peeled
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat an oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
  2. Cut the kohlrabi into 1/4 inch thick slices, then cut each of the slices in half. Combine olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Toss kohlrabi slices in the olive oil mixture to coat. Spread kohlrabi in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until browned, 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally in order to brown evenly. Remove from oven and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Return to the oven to allow the Parmesan cheese to brown, about 5 minutes. Serve immediately.
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