Kohlrabi Leaves: This Is How You Can Use The Leaves

Kohlrabi leaves deserve more than becoming organic waste or food for rabbits and guinea pigs. We show how you can conjure up delicious dishes from the aromatic leaves of the kohlrabi bulb.

Kohlrabi leaves usually end up in organic waste, but they are far too good to throw away.
The aromatic leaves can be used to flavor soups and salads.

You can also boil kohlrabi leaves into spinach or pesto, or blend them into a smoothie.
One possibility: Remove kohlrabi leaves directly in the supermarket and throw them in the green waste box for rabbits and other rodents. The better alternative: take the kohlrabi root and leaves home with you and use the leaves to conjure up delicious dishes.

What many people don’t know is that kohlrabi leaves contain lots of vitamins and minerals, sometimes more than the tuber itself. It would be a shame to just throw the leaves away with organic waste.

If you buy kohlrabi, you should remove the leaves at home (then the tuber will last longer) and process the leaves as quickly as possible or keep them in a glass of water. As a precaution, you should not process kohlrabi leaves with holes. Probably pests were at work here.

Kohlrabi leaves for seasoning

Small and tender leaves can be chopped up like parsley and used to flavor many dishes such as soups, salads, pasta and potato dishes.

Kohlrabi leaf spinach

You can prepare kohlrabi leaves like spinach. The leaves have a wonderfully intense aroma, but they taste much spicier than spinach.

You need:

Kohlrabi leaves from four kohlrabi bulbs
1 small onion
1 clove of garlic
3 tbsp oil
Salt pepper

Preparation of the kohlrabi spinach

Wash the kohlrabi leaves and remove the core of the leaves. Then cut the leaves into strips.
Peel the garlic and onion and cut both into small pieces.
Heat the oil in a pan and sauté the onion and garlic in it.
Add the kohlrabi leaves to the pan and let them cook over low heat for about 25 minutes.
Season with salt and pepper and the delicious spinach substitute is ready.

Kohlrabi leaves pesto

Kohlrabi leaf pesto goes well with all types of pasta and also tastes delicious as a spread on fresh bread.

You need:

Kohlrabi leaves from three kohlrabi
½ garlic clove
60 grams of ground almonds, sunflower seeds or cashew nuts
120 milliliters of olive oil
Pepper and salt for seasoning
Put the washed kohlrabi leaves in the blender with the remaining ingredients and finally season the pesto with salt and pepper.

Kohlrabi leaf smoothie

You can use kohlrabi leaves instead of spinach for all green smoothies. We like the variant with pears, banana, lemon juice and kohlrabi leaves, where you mix all the ingredients with a blender:

  • 6 kohlrabi leaves
  • 2 pears
  • 1 banana
  • juice of half a lemon
  • possibly water to dilute

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