Week 3- Alien Vegetables and ‘Hail-Survivor Spinach’

Kohlrabi

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Sure, it may look like a an alien life form or fantasy creature, but this cabbage-family crop is fast becoming an early season CSA staple at Groundworks Farm. Here are a few things to know about kohlrabi, and how to use it in the kitchen:

  • Kohlrabi is effectively a swollen broccoli stem; use it as you would broccoli or cabbage.
  • More tender and sweet than broccoli, however, either variety is delicious even raw sliced onto salads.
  • The entire plant is edible! The tops would be similar to kale, and can be lightly cooked accordingly.
  • Roasted kohlrabi with a little parmesan, salt and pepper… diced into stir-fry…shredded into slaw… you decide!

 

Spinach Enchiladas

8-10 tortillas (corn, flour, whatever your preference)

1 c chopped onion, scallion or GARLIC SCAPES!

1/2- 1 lb spinach, chopped

3-4 c cheesy white sauce (Try Pepperjack or mozzerella with red pepper)

salt

pepper

Fill tortillas with sauteed onion and streamed spinach. Sprinkle with cheese and roll up. Place into 9×13″ pan. Repeat until used up.

Cover with cheesy white sauce and bake at 375 until bubbly.

 

 

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