Don't let this vegetable's weird, alien-like appearance intimidate you! Part bulb, part greens, Kohlrabi is like a cross between a radish, jicama, broccoli, and collard greens. It can be eaten raw or cooked and both the stem and leaves are also edible.
Also called German turnip, kohlrabi is a biennial vegetable commonly eaten in German-speaking countries and American states with large ancestral German populations such as Michigan and Minnesota.
Kohlrabi is a member of the cabbage family, and as such, comes with this family’s signature sweet-but-peppery flavor profile. The skin has the rubbery texture of broccoli stems and can be white, light green, or bright purple. The insides are usually a creamy white.
Storage & Preparation
Cut off the leaves, wrap them in a damp paper towel, and place in a plastic bag. The leaves can be refrigerated for three to four days. Store the kohlrabi head in your refrigerator's vegetable drawer for a week or more.
Tips on how to cut it up: