A new week, a new box of vegetables, and a brand new veg to try! This week I received another wonderful batch of organic vegetables including the kohlrabi, which is a turnip-y cabbage-y wonderful raw or cooked vegetable.
This week in my box I got…
- 1 kohlrabi
- 1 small broccoli head
- 1 cabbage
- 1 lettuce
- 4 carrots
- 1 cucumber
- 2 onions
This weeks new veg was the Kohlrabi, which is now my new favourite vegetable. See all the details on the many ways I used it in What to do with a Kohlrabi.
The rest of the box was mainly store based ingredients so I didn’t do anything too special.
This was my own really basic recipe, that did about 3 servings.
- 1 small broccoli head, chop off the main stalk and chop roughly into florets.
- 1 onion, diced.
- 100 grams of turnip, really I just used this because it was taking up a lot of room in my freezer.
- 1 chicken stock cub
- 2 fresh coriander flowers, totally optional I really just wanted to try them!
- Add the onion and a little spray of oil to a saucepan, and allow it to cook gently until it goes transparent. Add the broccoli and turnip and fry for two minutes.
- Dissolve your stock cube in 400ml of water, and pour onto the vegetables. Simmer for 30 minutes (with a lid on).
- Puree the soup using a hand blender
This was a really good simple soup, while the coriander flower didn’t add much of a flavour at all (and my boyfriend wouldn’t eat it at all) it was worth while trying. I think it might be a really great garnish to a coriander based soup – maybe Carrot and Coriander? I might try it next week and let you know!
- 1/4 of white cabbage
- 1/4 of red cabbage
- 1 tablespoon of dark soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon of rice vinegar
- 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
- Mix all the ingredients together. Done, simple!
This week I really did have the most fun with the kohlrabi, learning about an entirely new vegetable that was great raw and cooked, is something rare. Finding the first two recipes you try with it is also fantastic is even rarer.
Any ideas for other recipes to try? Leave me a comment, and maybe I’ll try them out!