Kohlrabi is a lesser known vegetable in the western world, but it shouldn't be, especially if you're eating low-carb. It makes for a great replacement for starchy potatoes, like with this roast kohlrabi with savoury garlic sauce recipe. The wedges roast up nicely in the oven and are then topped with a simple garlic sauce that's reminiscent of Caesar salad dressing.
Keto Roast Kohlrabi with Savoury Garlic Sauce Recipe
- 1 lb kohlrabi, leaves removed (reserving 1 cup), peeled and cut into wedges
- 1 teaspoon avocado oil
- 1½ tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2½ anchovy fillets, drained and patted dry (or 1 ¼ teaspoons anchovy paste) (*Swap with drained capers for vegan.)
- 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
- ⅛ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- ½ tablespoon lemon juice, freshly squeezed
- ½ tablespoon white wine vinegar
- ½ tablespoon fresh parsley, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon water
Toss together kohlrabi wedges and avocado oil in a large bowl. Place wedges in hot skillet, and cook, undisturbed, until brown around edges, around 6 minutes.
Transfer skillet to preheated oven, and roast wedges, stirring occasionally, until tender when pierced with tip of a knife, around 12-15 minutes. Remove from oven and place kohlrabi wedges in a large bowl.
While kohlrabi cooks, heat extra virgin olive oil in a small skillet over low heat. Add anchovies, garlic, and crushed red pepper; cook, stirring occasionally, until anchovies are sizzling and garlic is tender, about 5 minutes. Transfer anchovy mixture to a mini food processor (or use a mortar and pestle). Add lemon juice and white wine vinegar to anchovy mixture, and pulse until fully blended. Transfer to a small bowl and stir in parsley.
Add sliced kohlrabi greens and water to skillet over medium. Cook, stirring constantly, until greens are wilted, about 1 minute. Transfer greens to bowl with wedges, and toss with sauce. Serve immediately. (*Feel free to omit this step if your kohlrabi has no greens.)
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