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Roasted Kohlrabi with Creamy Old Bay Onion Dip

Roasted kohlrabi with a dairy-free, vegan creamy old bay onion dip.
Roasted Kohlrabi with Creamy Old Bay Onion Dip | A super easy kohlrabi recipe for the whole family. Simple roasted kohlrabi served with a vegan and dairy-free, creamy Old Bay Seasoning onion dip.

Roasted kohlrabi.

Is one of my favorite things.

Have you ever had it before?

Circa 2008, and before I enrolled in my first CSA {community supported agriculture} box, I had never had kohlrabi. I had never even heard the name before. I did not know what it was. I hadn’t seen it at my grocery store. And I definitely didn’t know how to prepare or cook it.

Kohlrabi, for those of you who are new to this vegetable, tastes a lot like broccoli stems, which I actually prefer over the florets. They’re sometimes known as German turnips or turnip cabbages, but they taste nothing like turnips at all. Kohlrabi is a crunchy brassica and related to its other brassica friends like cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, kale and Brussels sprouts.

Kohlrabi likes to grow in mild temperatures. So look for this beauty at your local farmers’ market and conventional grocer in the springtime, early summer and fall. Kohlrabi can be eaten both raw and cooked. And it needs little preparation and simple seasoning to make it come alive.

To prepare kohlrabi gently peel off its leafy greens with your hands. But save those leaves, because you can eat those too. Keep them for a stir-fry or to make broths with. They add a wonderful flavor to both. Then slice off its bottom and the top. And lastly, take a vegetable peeler and peel some of the harder exterior surface off. Now it’s ready to eat.

Thinly sliced raw kohlrabi is great to snack on. It is a great addition to any salad or slaw. And it is delicious sautéed in skillet recipes. Or you can roast kohlrabi, which is my favorite way to eat it. Roasted kohlrabi tastes like if you took a bite of roasted potatoes, cauliflower and radishes all at the same time.

This kohlrabi recipe is basically heaven. Especially when paired with this dairy-free, vegan, creamy Old Bay Seasoning onion dip. It’s like french onion dip meets your elevated creamy celery salt dreams. This dip goes beyond roasted kohlrabi of course. Every roasted vegetable and every crudités board on the planet should include this.

p.s. I wanted to thank you for all of your wonderful comments on my last post. And on this Instagram post. You are all so lovely and so supportive. And I appreciate your comments, suggestions and Texas feedback so much. We are overwhelmed over here with our impending move, but we’re also really excited for the change. Thanks for hanging with me in this tumultuous time!

Roasted Kohlrabi with Creamy Old Bay Onion Dip | A super easy kohlrabi recipe for the whole family. Simple roasted kohlrabi served with a vegan and dairy-free, creamy Old Bay Seasoning onion dip.

Roasted Kohlrabi with Creamy Old Bay Onion Dip | A super easy kohlrabi recipe for the whole family. Simple roasted kohlrabi served with a vegan and dairy-free, creamy Old Bay Seasoning onion dip.

Roasted Kohlrabi with Creamy Old Bay Onion Dip | A super easy kohlrabi recipe for the whole family. Simple roasted kohlrabi served with a vegan and dairy-free, creamy Old Bay Seasoning onion dip.

Roasted Kohlrabi with Creamy Old Bay Onion Dip | A super easy kohlrabi recipe for the whole family. Simple roasted kohlrabi served with a vegan and dairy-free, creamy Old Bay Seasoning onion dip.

Roasted Kohlrabi with Creamy Old Bay Onion Dip | A super easy kohlrabi recipe for the whole family. Simple roasted kohlrabi served with a vegan and dairy-free, creamy Old Bay Seasoning onion dip.

Roasted Kohlrabi

Total Time
Serves 2 - 4

Naturally gluten-free and vegan.

Ingredients

  • 3 medium kohlrabi
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • sea salt, to taste

Directions

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 

Prepare the kohlrabi by peeling off its leaves, trimming off the bottoms and the tops and peeling the hard exterior off with a vegetable peeler. Then dice into small-medium pieces. 

Toss the kohlrabi with the olive oil and pepper and spread into a thin layer on the baking sheet. Roast for 15 minutes and flip. Then roast for another 10 minutes or until soft and lightly browned. 

Remove the kohlrabi from the oven, toss it with the parsley and season with a pinch of salt. Serve warm with Creamy Old Bay Onion Dip. 

Creamy Old Bay Onion Dip

Prep Time 1 min
Cook Time 1 min
Total Time 2 mins
Serves 1 cup

Store extra dip in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup white onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Directions

Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and process until very smooth. 

Time of processing will vary depending on the strength of your blender. 

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2 Responses to "Roasted Kohlrabi with Creamy Old Bay Onion Dip"

  1. Reply

    bella

    September 23, 2018 at 11:37 PM

    I absolutely love kohlrabi and this recipe sounds absolutely delicious! Not sure if they have kohlrabi here in Greece, but maybe I can grow some (if I can get some seeds).

  2. Reply

    Ruby

    September 25, 2018 at 3:44 AM

    Beautiful! I think I have seen what looks like kohlrabi in the markets here in Morocco and have never known what to do with it. I love the sound of simply roasting it with this delicious sauce! Can’t wait to try something new, xx.

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