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7 Ways Turnips

By Oscar May 8, 2021

  1. Roasted: Cut turnips into bite sized pieces, drizzle oil, and put in the oven at 400F until tender.
  2. Mashed: Boil 3 medium turnips for 15-20 minutes or until tender, then mash. Add 1/2 cup milk, 1 tbs of butter, and salt to taste.
  3. Turnip, Apple, and Carrot Salad: Peel and grate 3 medium turnips, 3 medium carrots, 1 large apple and one small chopped onion. In a small bowl whisk 1 tbs lemon juice, 1 tbs apple cider vinegar, 1 tsp sugar, salt and pepper to taste. Once whisked, combine with grated vegetables and serve.
  4. Add roasted turning to any vegetable soup.
  5. Substitute for any potato or root vegetable dish.
  6. Turnip fries: Slice turnip into strips, drizzle in oil and seasoning, bake at 400F and flip every 10 minutes until crispy.
  7. Pickle Turnips: Try the CAFB quick pickle recipe.


  • You can also eat the leaves of the turnips: Cook like collard greens or add to soups.


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