Mashed Kohlrabi

It’s kohlrabi season, and so my CSA shares are full of them. I am very used to kohlrabi from growing up in Germany, but we don’t usually do a whole lot to it. Since getting them in my CSA, I’ve started experimenting, including a kohlrabi curry. This time around, I adapted this lovely recipe for mashed kohlrabi that uses the whole plant to fit the ingredients I had at hand, and this will become a staple recipe, I think.

Ingredients:
- 3 kohlrabi bulbs with leaves
- cooking spray
- 4 spring onions
- 2 cloves garlic
- 3 ounces sliced mushrooms
- 3 tbsp light plain soy milk
- salt and pepper to taste

Steps:
1. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Peel the kohlrabi bulbs and dice them. Wash the leaves, pat them dry and chop them.

2. Add kohlrabi chunks to the boiling water and simmer at medium heat for 15 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, heat a large, sprayed pan and chop the onion.

4. Cook onion for about 5 minutes. Chop garlic and add to the pan.

5. Add the mushrooms and  kohlrabi leaves to the pan an cook covered for about 10 minutes.

6. Add everything, including drained kohlrabi chunks, to a food processor and process until you have a nice creamy mixture. You may need to add a bit of water if it seems to thick.

Delicious, flavorful, and so healthy! I think this would also work great over grains or even pasta – play around with it!

Do you like kohlrabi? Any unusual methods of preparation you can recommend?

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12 Responses to Mashed Kohlrabi

  1. Maggie says:

    This is such a clever thing to do with kohlrabi! I had never even heard of it until our CSA a few years ago, but its definitely grown on me. Next time I end up with a bunch I’ll have to give this a try. Great job!

  2. Ramona says:

    Okay… here’s another new ingredient!! Love it! :) I bet it tasted great on anything you put on it. :)

  3. You always introduce me to new food. I had never even heard of kohlrabi until now.

  4. Dara says:

    Thank you!!! I have no idea what to do with kohlrabi!

  5. this brings back so many memories Kiri!! During my vegetarian days, when I was a university student, I was introduced to kohlrabi. I fell in love with the flavours and used it in many dishes. I made a shepherds pie with kohlrabi and mushrooms as the base and topped with stripes of mashed potatoes and mashed sweet potatoes. It was incredible. I am going to see if I can find that recipe and make it again. It has probably been 15 years since I last had it!! Thanks for reminding me.

  6. Kaitlin says:

    This looks great! So far, I’ve just been slicing the kohlrabi and eating it with hummus hehe.

  7. AAA says:

    very nice

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