And OMG – the sugar snap peas were incredible. I almost finished the whole bag on the car ride back from my pick up site (which is only about 1 1/2 miles away). They are so addicting! Way better than potato chips.
There was one item in my CSA box that I had never used before: kohlrabi. Have you tried it or seen it in your grocery stores or farmers markets? It’s that knobby, roundish thing with leaves sticking out the top. It can be either pale green or purple in color. And like beets, kohlrabi comes in a whole range of sizes (from egg-sized to softball-sized). The poor humble kohlrabi isn’t winning any beauty contests anytime soon. But it certainly is great for eating! Kohlrabi has a mild flavor, similar to cabbage or broccoli stems, and it has a crisp apple-like texture. It can be consumed raw or cooked.
Since this was my first attempt at eating this vegetable, I decided to make a raw slaw with my kohlrabi. I threw in some carrots and apples for good measure, and made a very simple and slightly sweetened Greek yogurt dressing. It’s a bit different from a traditional coleslaw. There is no mayonnaise and the flavor profile is on the sweet side, rather than the vinegary and tangy side. But I’m not biggest fan of mayonnaise, so I actually prefer this Kohl-slaw the more traditional stuff. And there is a great earthy-ness and crunch to this salad that can’t be beat. Try it out at your next summer picnic or BBQ!