Weird Veggies and Why You Should Try Them – Part 2

Kohlrabi. Until a few month’s ago, I didn’t know what this vegetable was, much less how to spell it correctly. It sounds like a new medication – side effects include…. But seriously, this little odd-looking veggie is packed with nutrients and minerals like copper, potassium, manganese, iron, and calcium, as well as vitamins, such as vitamin C, B-complex vitamins, Beta-Carotene vitamin A, and vitamin K. It’s typically seen in Europe and India. It’s alleged health benefits include improved digestion, aids in weigh loss, boosts energy, regulates bp, helps prevent anemia, improves bone strength. I was introduced to kohlrabi as a “steak” at Seasons 52 on their veggie plate. It was grilled and quite flavorful, so Ken and I went on a quest to find this elusive cabbage-like plant and finally discovered at the Publix on North Dale Mabry. Ken brought out the panini maker and we added this interesting-looking veggie to our list of quick and easy favorite meals.

1 tablespoon Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper
Your favorite spices

Peel kohlrabi, taking off leaves and green outer skin.
Slice into 1/2 inch steaks and rub with olive oil.
Put slices in panini maker and grill approximately 20 minutes or until fork tender.
Season with salt, pepper and your favorite spices. Enjoy.