Sometimes its hard to think of ideas for side dishes. Here are a couple of recipes that are easy to modify and go well with a variety of mains.
Side idea 1: Kohlrabi Mash
This year I subscribed to a veggie box from Odyssey Market Garden. Its a great way to try different vegetables that you normally don’t cook with. In my box there was a kohlrabi. I decided to make a Kohlrabi Mash with potatoes and cauliflower.
Kohlrabi tastes similiar to the stem of broccoli and can be eaten raw or cooked. If you are able to get a whole kohlrabi, save the leaves. They can be sautéed with some garlic, salt and pepper.
Peel the outer layer of the kohlrabi and dice it into large pieces. Cut up an equal amount of cauliflower and potato.
In a pot, boil the cut up kohlrabi, potato and cauliflower until tender. This should take about 15-20 minutes.
When tender and soft, drain the pieces and add some butter, garlic powder and a splash of milk. Use an immersion blender and blend everything together until it is smooth.
Side idea 2: Sautéed Kohlrabi and Kale Greens
I don’t like to waste food so I decided to use the kohlrabi greens and sauté it with garlic, salt and pepper. Coarsely cut up the kohlrabi and kale greens and sauté with a tablespoon of minced garlic and a splash of olive oil or bacon grease. I like to cook my green down until they are tender (10-15 minutes).
Side idea 3: Roasted Mushrooms
Another easy side is roasted mushrooms. Cut up about 2 cups of button mushrooms and put them in an aluminum foil bowl. Add some chunks of butter and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake the mushrooms in a 400 degree oven for about 30 minutes or until the mushrooms are wrinkly and shrivelled.
Try out these sides!! Add your own take on them and watch your creativity grow! Enjoy.
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