Savory Turnips

Source: Food Hero

Serving size: 1/2 cup

Servings per recipe: 6

Try this awesome side of tenderly cooked root vegetable!

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1/4 cup onion, chopped
1 clove garlic or 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 1/2 teaspoons margarine or butter
3 medium turnips, peeled and diced
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 cup broth (try chicken or vegetable)
1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
4 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley or 1 1/2 teaspoons dried parsley
1/8 teaspoon salt and pepper


Cutting board & sharp knife, measuring cups & spoons, medium skillet, stirring spoon


1. In a medium skillet over medium heat, sauté onion and garlic in margarine until soft (about 5 minutes).
2. Add turnips and sugar. Sauté, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned.
3. Add broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until the liquid evaporates and the turnips are tender (about 30 to 40 minutes).
4. Remove from heat. Stir in the lemon juice, parsley, salt and pepper. Serve hot.
5. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

More About Turnips

How to Select

Select pearly, heavy turnips without soft spots and fresh leaves if still attached. Small to medium ones are sweetest.

How to Store

Store turnips in the refrigerator in a plastic bag with some air holes for only a few days since they get bitter with prolonged storage. Turnips can last up to 5 months packed in moist sand and stored in a cold root cellar at 32-40 degrees.

How to Prepare

Rinse thoroughly in cold water. Peel outer skin. Steam, microwave, boil, sauté, stir-fry, or braise in flavored broth. Add to casseroles, soups, dips, sauces and pasta, rice and egg dishes, or cook with other vegetables with olive oil, garlic, and lemon juice. Save the turnip greens for any recipe that calls for greens.