Looking more like a vegetable from a sci-fi film or children’s book, the kohlrabi (also known as the German turnip or turnip cabbage) is one of the more unique members of the Brassica family.

Difficult to find in UK supermarkets, kohlrabi is popular in countries such as Germany but can be found at incredibly low prices at organic food markets in the UK.

Kohlrabi can be enjoyed both raw and cooked with a texture similar to the stem of a broccoli with a much sweeter taste. Often used in salads and slaws, kohlrabi can also be roasted for a delicious side dish (or on ciabatta bread shown in our recipe here!). Not only is it delicious, kohlrabi is also a richer source of Vitamin C than oranges and contains heaps of dietary fibre and antioxidants.