You’ve been hauling all day, and now it’s time for book club. Damn, the potluck, what to bring last minute?
I’ve got you covered baby, try Kohlrabi Cracker. Weird ol’, yummy kohlrabi just arrived at the farmers markets and no one knows what to do with it. Tackle the purple octopus and lead us into the future. Eat it raw, eat it cooked, or shave into a thin mint and top with whatever-the-hell you want.
Here’s some ideas…
1 kohlrabi, sliced into thins on a mandolin
Hummus of choice
Black kalamata olives
Clean up the bulb, removing the octopus arms (dice fine to use) and leaves (best cooked) Don't peel the bulb, just trim the knobbies. Unpeeled leaves a purple rim around the thins. Slice and top with farmers market hummus, olives and herbs. Actually be creative and garnish with anything: cucumber, red pepper, lime corn, pinenut, etc. Top with muhamarra or baba ghanoush instead of hummus. Or both! Set up a bar of options of let guests DIY-it.
My new black, consumer friendly mandolin (in this picture) is from Whole Foods. I never use the expensive one in the box any longer. I can't even remember how to set it up. This hand-held size is terrific to just whip out when you need one. Cost about $20. Slivered veggies are satisfyingly crunchy and stimulating!