Friday, July 22, 2011

Roasted Kohlrabi

One of my favorite purchases from the farmers' market on Sunday was a bag of three heads of kohlrabi. 

The first time I had kohlrabi was a few years ago, when my dad sauteed it in some olive oil, Italian seasoning, and cheese.  My mom was gone that evening, and I doubt there were any leftovers for her to enjoy.  Sometimes the best things in life are the simplest, and there are a few flavor combos that never get old.  Like olive oil and Italian seasoning.  And just about anything with cheese :)

I wanted to try to recreate the dish my dad made, but I choose to roast the it instead- less effort than sauteing and still a great payoff!  Plus, you can adjust the seasonings however you want and make the dish your own.

Roasted Kohlrabi

kohlrabi heads 
olive oil
Italian seasoning

Cut the stalks off the kohlrabi and trim off the thick green/purple skin.  Dice the heads and toss with olive oil.  Place on a baking sheet and sprinkle with salt and Italian seasoning, and anything else you want (pepper, cheese, garlic, etc).  Roast at 450 for 30-35 minutes, stirring after about 20 minutes and checking every five minutes after that.

Ready for the oven!



  1. Now this is a vegetable I am going to have to find, looks good.

  2. I have never heard of this vegetable before and I don't think I can find it becauce I am not even sure where to start. But very interesting post!

  3. Thanks! I'd look at any farmers' markets that might be in your area, and maybe even the grocery store. We don't see tons of it here, but it's a fun vegetable :)