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I fell in love. There it was, inside of one of my weekly CSA pick ups. The kohlrabi was green and oddly shaped. I was intrigued. I have shared in the past that a Community Supported Agriculture program is a great way to discover new fruits, grains and vegetables. It can really expand your plant-based vocabulary.
Each week provided me with produce that would support my goal of leaning into plant-based nutrition. Wondering what it tastes like? Kohlrabi tastes like an apple and a cabbage got married. Crunchy and not too sweet, it quickly became a favorite.
More to Know…
Available all year long, Kohlrabi comes in green, white and purple. It actually translates to “cabbage turnip” in German. It’s a perfect ingredient for any kind of slaw. Similar to other veggies, you can eat all of it. Even more interesting is the fact that the stems cook down the same as you would with Kale or Beets. Kohlrabi is high in calcium and potassium. An added bonus? Fiber. This veggie gives you almost all you need in a day in just one cup.
Kohlrabi is a plant-based powerhouse and related to cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, Brussels sprouts and collard greens. Packing a quick snack? You can enjoy it raw and solo or combine it with carrots and apples for a crunchy in-between meals snack.
Kohlrabi is the Star of the Garden
Planting a garden was never a part of my plan for a plant-based lifestyle. Besides that, my idea of going green meant shopping for organic foods. The team at the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture invited me to start a garden. And what do you think I said? Well, I said yes and there was no turning back. So let me get back to the Kohlrabi.
We were provided with composts and a variety of plants and seeds. I am sure you can just imagine how excited I was about the collard greens, the mustard greens, the carrots and onions. I was super hyped about the Kohlrabi. Black Girls Eat is all about adding more fruits, grains and vegetables to our plate. It was exciting to try something new. We loved making this salad. We hope you do too!
More Plant-Based Salads From Black Girls Eat
Kohlrabi, apple and kale make a wonderful salad family. Check out these salads to round out your menu this month:
LA Dunn is a plant-based advocate who can’t wait to get her garden going this spring. Want to go from plant-curious to plant focused? Here are some ways to connect with LA:
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