I like to operate from a menu plan, but during the summer my menu plan is written in pencil and subject to change after visiting the garden. On today’s tour I discovered that some of my kohlrabi and broccoli plants were beginning to flower. I immediately began harvesting…and creating a new dinner plan.
After you cut off the stems, peel the kohlrabi bulb with a vegetable peeler to remove the tough outer layer. It is often described as tasting like broccoli stems, which is what inspired me to modify my broccoli salad recipe to include it, but I think it tastes more like jicama. When I shared my observation with my family, my daughter noted that jicama is another one of those uncool veggies that nobody knows about.
Kohlrabi greens are edible. I like to save them to add to soups and salads. I used kohlrabi greens with this recipe to create a bed and placed the Broccoli Salad with Kohrabi and Chicken on top of them.
Alea’s Broccoli Salad with Kohlrabi and Chicken
Adapted from Nutty Broccoli Salad
Yield – 4 – 6 servings
Preparation Time - 20 minutes
Cooking Time – It doesn’t require cooking if you have leftover chicken, but it does require 3 – 4 hours of refrigeration.
- 4 cups broccoli florets
- 2 kohlrabi bulbs, peeled and julienned
- 1 cup julienned carrots
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 cup cooked chicken, diced
- 1 large apple, diced
- 1/2 cup pecans
- 2 celery stalks, thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt
- 2 Tablespoons balsamic vinaigrette
- 1/4 cup honey
- Mix salad ingredients together in a large bowl.
- Combine dressing ingredients in a small bowl, stir well.
- Pour dressing over salad, mix until thoroughly coated.
- Refrigerate at least 3 – 4 hours, until chilled.
- Serve cold over kohlrabi greens.