Not to be a total cliché and become a living, breathing Meme about millennial food bloggers but, to start off this Vegan Kohlrabi Sauce Recipe, here’s a paragraph about my grandmother’s garden:
My Oma has a beautiful vegetable garden in Styria and ever since I was a kid, I enjoyed her amazing cooking using mostly things she grew in her own garden. One of my favorite things to eat has always been her Kohlrabisauce. That’s a lie, as a kid I obviously preferred her sweet dumplings, pancakes, and Christmas cookies.
Rather this kohlrabi sauce the one dish from my childhood that I still make regularly and that’s my Oma’s original recipe. It’s a traditional Austrian dish and one of the few ones that are very easily veganized!
The recipe is incredibly easy and straight forward, all you need is one pot and less than 30 minutes of your time!
I love to serve it with a fresh Semmel and smoked tofu or veggie sausages. That makes it a wonderful quick lunch or weekday dinner.
What is Kohlrabi?
Kohlrabi, also known as German turnip, is a cruciferous vegetable.
Despite its name, kohlrabi is not a root vegetable and does not belong to the turnip family. Instead, it belongs to the Brassica genus of plants and is related to cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower.
It has a long leafy stem and round bulb that’s usually purple, pale green, or white. It’s always white-yellow on the inside.
Kohlrabi’s taste and texture are similar to those of broccoli stems and cabbage, although it is slightly sweeter.
The bulb is widely used in salads and soups but can also be roasted or sautéed. Its leaves and stems are slightly crunchy and cook similarly to collard greens.
The vegetable is an excellent source of vitamin C, a potent antioxidant that protects your body from free radical damage and plays a role in wound healing, collagen synthesis, iron absorption, and immune health.
Furthermore, it’s rich in vitamin B6, which supports immune health, protein metabolism, and red blood cell production.
It’s also a good source of potassium, a mineral, and electrolyte that’s important for heart health and fluid balance.
Finally, a single cup (135 grams) of kohlrabi provides approximately 17% of your daily fiber needs. Dietary fiber helps support gut health and blood sugar control.
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Vegan Kohlrabi Sauce Recipe
Vegan Kohlrabi Sauce
- 1 Kohlrabi
- 2 Potatoes
- Vegetable Broth
- 4 tbsp Flour
- 2 tbsp Oil or Margerine
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- Peel and cut the kohlrabi and potatoes to about 2 cm cubes.
- Place in pot and cover with vegetable broth.
- Cook for 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
- Place a colander over a bowl and strain the vegetables while reserving about half of the broth. Set aside.
- In the same pot, melt the margarine over medium-high heat and stir in the flour until it forms a thickened paste (roux).
- Add the kohlrabi and potatoes back in and toss quickly to coat in roux.
- Deglaze with the reserved broth until just covered and stir until the sauce has reached your desired consistency. Add more broth if needed.
- Serve with some bread and / or veggie sausages!