Turnips are a root vegetable and also part of the cabbage family. They are a good source of vitamin C. Smaller turnips, which are younger, will have a bit more sweetness. Often overlooked, they can be sauteed, steamed, roasted or even braised to bring out their full flavor.
1. Turnip Lettuce Wraps
Bal Arneson peels and grates turnips before cooking them on the stove with cumin seeds, mustard seeds and curry leaves. Place the cooked turnip mixture into a large lettuce leaf and add some chutney. Wrap the lettuce around the mixture and eat as a hand-held appetizer.
2. Steamed Brussels Sprouts and Turnips
Brussels sprouts and turnips can be cooked in a steamer for 10 minutes. If you don’t have a steamer, use a saute pan with enough water to barely cover the vegetables. Toss them with a homemade anchovy butter before serving.
3. Roasted Turnips
Mario Batali uses poppy seeds and paprika to enhance the flavor of these turnips. Add your other favorite root vegetables to make this side dish into a medley of fall produce.
4. Braised Red Cabbage and Turnips
Sunny Anderson braises cabbage and turnips by first searing them in a saute, and then cooking them slowly on a simmer. Apple cider vinegar will balance out the bitterness of the cabbage and turnips.
More Turnip Recipes from Family & Friends:
Feed Me Phoebe: Mashed Turnips with Miso Butter
The Lemon Bowl: Baked Turnip Chips
Purple Cook: Turnip and Tomato Curry, Recipe Reviewed
Domesticate Me: Roasted Root Vegetable Salad with Herbed Goat Cheese
Napa Farmhouse 1885: Easy Roasted Root Vegetables
Red or Green: Roasted Turnip and Parsnip Soup with Toasted Walnuts
Dishing: Roasted Turnips with Parmesan
Taste With The Eyes: Quinoa Corn Timbale, Turnip Confit, Quail Egg and Fried Sage with a Demi-Glace
The Sensitive Epicure: Mashed Turnips with Celery Root
Devour: 4 Ways to Cook Turnips
In Jennie’s Kitchen: Turnip Soup
Cooking With Elise: Turnip Farmers Tell All
FN Dish: Turnip Recipes Revisited