Simple Kohlrabi with Pistachio and Sage | Healthy Seasonal Recipes

simple kohlrabi with pistachios and sage

  • Author: Katie Webster
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 5 cups 1x
  • Category: side dish
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American


I am so excited to see what you think of this simple-as-can-be Kohlrabi recipe. It’s peeled and diced and then sautéed in butter with garlic and sage and sprinkled with pistachios.



  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 pounds kohlrabi, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch cubes (about 5 cups cubes)
  • 1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black or white pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons water, or more as needed
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage
  • 3 tablespoons chopped salted roasted pistachios


  1. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic, kohlrabi, salt and pepper and cook, stirring often until the garlic starts to brown, 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. Add water, cover and allow to steam. Cook removing lid occasionally to stir the kohlrabi and adding water as necessary until the kohlrabi is crisp tender, 8 to 10 minutes longer.
  3. Remove lid, stir in sage and cook, stirring until the sage is fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and sprinkle pistachios over top. Serve hot.


  • Serving Size: 2/3 cup
  • Calories: 97
  • Fat: 6 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 11 g
  • Fiber: 6 grams
  • Protein: 4 grams

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