Don’t you think kohlrabies look a little bit weird? I have to say they look like tiny aliens for me. Green ball with thin, tentacle-like stalks. When we remove leaves form this stalks they will look just like alien’s antennas. But what is even more weird, the stalks are growing not from the top of bulb, but they are situated on different levels of kohlrabi’s root. It’s something wrong with this vegetable!
But calm down. Kohlrabi is not a gift from alien. It’s just that the bulb I’ve considered to be the root it’s in fact a stalk itself. So kohlrabi is a mother stalk and tentacles are simply the branches.
Despite being a wierdo, kohlrabi is quite pleasant veggie. Green, calming colour and delicous refreshing taste.
I love to eat it raw with pinch of salt. Perfect for snack! But it also fits in salads! But that’s not the end of possibilities. You can eat kohlrabi baked, cooked and even in soups!
And if you decide to make a kohlrabi soup don’t forget to add fresh ginger. They taste so good together.
I find this ginger kohlrabi soups perfect for rainy summer days or when we are so talented in catching a cold, that we set at home with sore throat while there is so hot outside! It’samazing cure for summer cold, I tested it!
3-4 potatotes (300g)
2 tbsp fresh ginger
1500 ml vegetable stock
2 tbsp olive oil
1 cup sunflower seeds
2 tbsp tamari sauce
Mince onion and ginger. In the large pot heat th eolive oil and add onion and ginger. Simmer until the onion is soft. Don’t forget to stir from time to time.
Peel potatoes and kohlrabies and cut into cubes. Add to onion and pour the vegetable stock. Cook covered until veggies are soft.
Blend to cream. Season with salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Mix sunflowers seeds with tamari sauce. Spread seeds on baking tray in single layer. Bake for 15-20 minutes stirring frequently.
Throw sunflowers seeds to te soup just before serving.
Whole (6 servings):
protein: 41 g; fat: 80 g; carbohydrates: 134 g, dietary fibre: 25 g;
iron: 9,2 mg; calcium: 300 mg; zinc: 8,2 mg
protein: 6,8 g; fat: 13 g; carbohydrates: 22 g, dietary fibre: 4,1 g;
iron: 1,5 mg; calcium: 50 mg; zinc: 1,4 mg