Monday, October 3, 2011

What to do with turnips!

Do you have too many turnips, from your garden, from your CSA box, from a 'so-called' friend? Is even one turnip too many?

I don't know if this is a novel idea, but using turnip slices to 'carry' some salsa or guacamole works just fine as a munchy appetizer while waiting for the rest of supper to be made and surprisingly, actually tastes great!

Hmmm, I can hear it now - 'tastes great!', 'less filling!', 'tastes great!', 'less filling!', ad nauseum......sorry about that.........it just fell out! :-)

Seriously, when pulled while still small, and sliced thin when much bigger, turnips are an alternative tasty way to eat other delicious and health-promoting Brassica vegetables just in case you might get tired of eating kale or more likely, not have any kale on hand.

(Photo: turnip slices with salsas, guacamole, and slices of heirloom tomatoes)

Where kale (and a turnip slice) is more than decoration on my plate!

Diana Dyer, MS, RD

4 comments:

Kateri said...

I love peanut butter on turnip slices...one of my favorite ways to eat them. Never thought of putting salsa or other dips on them. Will have to try that. My turnip crop did really well this year.

Diana Dyer said...

Peanut butter on turnips slices! What else do my readers put on a turnip slice? Now I'm open to almost anything! Turnips are a real food. I am going to look at them very differently now. Maybe they are also good 'chasers' for a garlic tasting.:-)
Diana

ChefMoji said...

My mother used to steam turnips for us in the winter time. She claimed it was nature's cold/flu remedy. I like your way of preparing them too. Thanks for sharing. By the way, I tried your kale humus recipe and loved it.

Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

I hope I have a lot of Rutabaga turnips this year..We love them just cooked down with a pat of butter salt and pepper.