|Kohlrabi/Apple/Carrot Salad with Dried Cranberries|
I made my kohlrabi salad, today!
I had bought a small kohlrabi, the smallest I could find, because I wasn't sure if I would like it. It's a vegetable I had eaten and not cared for much, as a child. I have always eaten it cooked, but my friend had suggested eating it raw, so I was going to try it.
First, I cut it in half:
I decided to try the salad with only one of the halves; I kept the other half in the fridge for another time. Then, I peeled the half I was going to use and cut into small pieces:
I tried a small piece of the kohlrabi by itself, without any salt or anything, and it tasted OK. It reminded me a bit of radish, but without the peppery-ness of radish. It also tasted a bit like broccoli stems.
I cut two pieces from a Granny Smith apple and added that to the kohlrabi:
|Pieces of Apple|
I cut the apple slices into small pieces and did the same with a carrot. Then, added dried cranberries, a little salt and lemon juice. And it made a pretty good salad. The lemon juice improves the taste of the kohlrabi - the pieces that were at the bottom of the bowl which marinated in the lemon juice-salt mixture the longest tasted quite mild. If I make this salad another time, I will leave it to marinate for 20-30 minutes before eating it. I didn't add any nuts to it, but they would be a good addition to the salad.
I am wondering whether to cook the other half of the kohlrabi or make another salad. I'm thinking I will cook it to see if I like it that way.
Today's dinner was kohlrabi salad, bread, and beef curry.
Have you had kohlrabi? Have you eaten it raw? Or do you usually cook it? If you haven't eaten it, do you think you might try it?