This recipe for kohlrabi wedges with preserved lemon is an easy to make tray bake with a wonderful citrus flavor. Kohlrabi is high in nutrients making this a great alternative to the traditional potato wedges.
Serve on its own or with aioli or sour cream.
Serves 4 Sides
This recipe is both gluten and dairy free.
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*The Nutrition Facts label above should be used as a guide only. The amounts can change depending on the brands you use. To reduce the fat content always try to buy reduced fat products and lean meat when you can afford it. Look for reduced salt products and low sugar without artificial sugar replacements.
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Kohlrabi Wedges with Preserved Lemon Q & A
Insert a knife through the middle of a piece in the middle of the tray. If it slides through without any resistance then it is done.
It is always best to taste the wedges first to see if they need extra salt as the salt from the preserved lemon may be enough.
Preserved lemon has its own unique flavor and the rind is soft from the preserving process however if you don’t have any simply add the finely grated rind from 1 lemon.
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Save money on kohlrabi by buying when you see them on special at the store. This is when they are plentiful. It will depend on your climate however they are usually grown during the warmer months of the year.
Consider growing your own. Kohlrabi are easy to grow from seed direct in their final position. They are a versatile vegetable which can be used in soups, stir fry’s and grated for salads in place of cabbage. See this guide to Growing Kohlrabi for more information.
Preserved lemons can be expensive to buy and difficult to find at the store however they are easy to make at home. It is simply a matter of adding quartered lemons, lemon juice and salt to a sterilized jar then leave for 3 weeks for the lemons to preserve. They will keep for up to 12 months in the fridge. See this guide to Preserving Lemons.
Consider buying commonly used spices such as cumin in bulk when you can afford it. They have a shelf life of 2 years. Simply place in reusable spice jars for ease of use and to reduce waste.
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