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Flavors of the season: Turnips

December 22, 2017

I know what your thinking - turnips? Really? Turnips are one of the most under-utilized vegetable in my opinion. And they are super healthy! According to OrganicFacts.net, turnips are rich in calcium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, and magnesium. Turnips also contain vitamin C, folate, and niacin. They are high in fiber and low in calories and are typically inexpensive, making them a logical choice for inclusion in any healthy diet.

 

So this got me thinking, what type of recipes can I find using turnips besides the good old standby of roasting them with other root vegetables? I was pleasantly surprised! From casseroles, to soups, to salads! Turnips appear to be very versatile. 

 

Below are a few recipes I am going to try. If you try any of them, I'd love to hear what you thought. Post a comment below! Follow my blog on Bloglovin.

 

 

RECIPES

 

Turnip Bake Recipe from Taste of Home. This recipe contains brown sugar making it a little sweet. It is ready in 1 hour (including baking time). It is perfect as a side dish or for lunch - I'd serve it with a salad. Click here for the recipe. 

 

 

Bean Bake with Greens and Turnips by Naturally Ella. This bean dish can use the turnip greens or kale - if your turnips do not have greens on them in the market. Full of healthy ingredients, this dish can easily be dinner for a meatless Monday! Click here for the recipe. 

 

 

Shredded turnip, apple and carrot salad by My Gourmet Connection. I was so happy to find a salad recipe. I really like salads for lunch. It is a healthy way to get in a lot of veggies and not feel so full that you don't want to go back to work! This recipe includes an apple cider vinegar dressing. I would add turmeric to the dressing. You don't have to but I try to put turmeric in everything! Click here for the recipe.

 

 

Turnip Noodles and Chicken Sausage by Hungry Girl. Now here is a main dish recipe that anyone who has a spiralizer can make in a snap! Quick and easy, this recipe comes together in 30 minutes. If you want to make this a vegetarian dish, I'd sub in tofu or a meat replacement product like Quorn. Click here for the recipe.

 

 

Lentil & Turnip soup by Sandra Vungi Vegan. This soup is really simple to make and basically comes together on it's own. I could eat soup 365 days a year! It is an easy way to get a lot of nutrition in a small portion. Serve this with a salad or a crusty bread! Click here for the recipe. 

 

I hope you like this installment of Flavors of the Season. If you try any of the recipes, please let me know what you thought! Follow my blog on Bloglovin

 

 

 

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