• Liz Talley - Urban Graze

About Turnips


Storage

Separate the roots from the greens before storing and keep in different, loosely closed, plastic bags in the fridge. Wrapping them with a paper or cloth towel will help keep them dry. The greens will last just a couple of days, but turnips will last a couple of weeks.

Freezing

Turnips can be frozen if blanched, but will be suitable only for cooking.

Peel and chop into about 1” cubes, then blanch by dunking into boiling water (using a sieve) for about 2 minutes. Immediately submerge into ice cold water or run under very cold tap water. Dry completely on towels, then freeze on a rimmed baking sheet; transfer to Ziploc freezer bag and return to freezer. Best if used within about 8 months.

Tips and Nutrition

Turnips are high in Vitamin C. Chop and add to soups, stir frys, or mash along with potatoes. They can be eaten raw, and are a great addition to your veggie tray and served with dip. Cut into matchsticks or shred, and add to your salad.

The greens are actually healthier- very high in Vitamin K, A, C, E, and lots more. But they’re best not eaten raw (for digestive reasons), so braise or add to a stir fry or soup.

Liz Talley, Urban Graze

All rights reserved©

#about

7 views

Recent Posts

See All

Matchstick Turnip Salad

Usually I use turnips in soups and stews, but they are wonderfully crisp and tangy in a salad. Here, I highlight turnips solo; it is a terrific side with grilled meat, or as a balance to a heavy meal.

Colorful Root Vegetable Salad

This is a beautiful salad, made with very thin slices of multi-colored root veggies. Use a mandolin if you have one for easy vegetable slicing, or a spiralizer for a really fun presentation. 2 Tbsp. h

Stove-Top Turnip Dinner

In the early 1980’s a foreign exchange student from Morocco lived with us for a year. This is one of many unique and tasty dishes she introduced to us. She served it over couscous, but you could use

  • Facebook Social Icon
  • Twitter Social Icon
  • Instagram Social Icon

© 2016 Urban Graze. Design by Cedar Schimke

This site was designed with the
.com
website builder. Create your website today.
Start Now