Simple Potatoes and Kohlrabi

^ Eyesore.

^ Eyesore.


Kohlrabi. Probably one of the weirdest CSA vegetables I have received to date. The “German turnip” can either be green or purple, and is quite the eyesore. It also isn’t that popular online, even on Pinterest. Sorry, reject of the vegetable world.

As I was recipe searching, I came across a lot of kohlrabi slaw – like cole slaw, but with kohlrabi. Buuuut I wanted to try something a little different (seeing as cole slaw is most definitely not my favorite), so I turned to my German friend and asked her how to cook it. According to her mother, steamed with butter +  salt, and served with potatoes, is the way to go. And let’s be honest, why turn away butter and salt?

IMG_4032So, I diced up five small assorted potatoes from Trader Joe’s and half of the kohlrabi and stuck ’em in the steamer.

IMG_4035With some butter, salt, and herbs, this side dish was really good! Caleb particularly loved the kohlrabi, and Mike thought that the flavor blended in really well with the potatoes.  Sometimes simple is the way to go when trying new vegetables 🙂

Simple Potatoes and Kohlrabi

Time spent: 25 minutes

Hand-on time: 5 minutes

Serves: 6 as a side dish


  • half of a kohlrabi, peeled and cut lengthwise in 1/2″ strips
  • five small assorted potatoes, cut lengthwise in 1/2″ strips
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • chopped chives and parsley for serving.


  1. Place potatoes and kohlrabi in steamer and steam for 20 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  2. Place in a bowl and mix in 1 tbsp butter, 1/4 tsp salt, chives, and parsley.

*If you don’t have a steamer, I think boiling these would work out just fine 🙂




5 thoughts on “Simple Potatoes and Kohlrabi

  1. Judith M Heimerl says:

    I have to say, it doesn’t look good, but it sounded delicious and your finnished product looked very yummy as well. I take it you got the Kohlrbi at Trader Joe’s.


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