Kohlrabi was the most discarded vegetable at this week’s CSA box pickup. It was also the most traded vegetable, as someone (or someone’s) took 4 big bunches of kohlrabi with them from the trade box. No matter, everyone is happy. That much kohlrabi would have been hard for us to deal with!
However, this week I tried two recipes that were very tasty, so now, if faced with multiple heads of kohlrabi, I know what to do. The standouts, included shredded and sauteed kohlrabi in butter with salt and pepper, and a tasty slaw with turnips, kohlrabi and in my case, shredded kale.
The rest of our box from Mariquita Farms contained Purple Cauliflower, Strawberries, Spring Onions, Kale, New Potatoes, Lettuces and Baby Turnips.
Here is my menu plan for the week of April 29 (I know, I am late this week!):
The above is the flatbread I made last Friday night on the BBQ, although mine did not quite look like the picture published in the paper. Flatbread with Leeks, Ricotta and Shaved Asparagus.
Sunday: Asparagus with Walnut-Orange Pesto and Citronette, Turnip-and-Kohlrabi Slaw, Fred’s steak, mashed potatoes, Chocolate Pie and strawberries
Monday: Roast chicken, mashed potatoes, sauteed kohlrabi, cherry tomatoes
Tuesday: Meat sauce with pasta, salad, sliced carrots
Wednesday: Taco night (a repeat from last week!)
Thursday: Roast salmon with walnut-orange pesto, brown rice, crispy kale, roast spring onions and purple cauliflower
Friday: First TGIF Block Party of the season! It is fiesta night with margaritas, taquitos, guacamole and chips. Party!
What is on your menu this week?