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All About Turnips

We grow all kinds of turnips on the farm, they’re great cold weather crops.  The 3 varieties grown at Early Morning are, Hakurei Turnips, Pink Turnips, and Purple Top Turnips.  The different varieties of turnips vary in taste, Hakurei Turnips are mild and sweet tasting, pink turnips a bit spicier, and the purple top turnips are the most spicy and bitter tasting.  Turnip greens are edible and you’ll see them in the CSA Share boxes during the summer months.  The greens are refreshing in salads and stir-fries!  If up until now turnips have not made a regular appearance in your menus, you’re in for a treat!  Turnips lend themselves to in a variety of preparations, from roasted to stewed to raw and pretty much everything in between.  Try them in a mash with half turnips, half potatoes, and a lot of butter!  Pink turnips and Hakurei Turnips are younger and peeling is unnecessary, for Purple Top Turnips remove the skin. I love turnips sliced on top of any salad, they’re great in stir fries, and  the previously mentioned soups & stews.  In my opinion different turnip varieties can be used interchangeably. Here’s a round-up of our tried and true turnip recipes from our index. We’ve got some more recipes on our list to try, and when we do we’ll share them with you.  In the meantime feel free to share your favorite preparations with us anytime. Do you have a favorite turnip recipe?  Let us know in the comments!

Beef Stew with Red Wine & Herbs

In soups and stews:

Beef Stew with Red Wine & Herbs

Beet Bourguignon

Miso Noodle Soup

Root Vegetable Gratin

Oven Baked:

Roasted Root Vegetable Pot Pie

Root Vegetable Gratin

Basic Roasted Root Vegetables

Kale Turnip Frittata

Turnip Gratin with Mustard & Thyme

Turnip & Parsnip Breakfast Hash

Sriracha Roasted Root Vegetables

turnip apple slaw paleo


Easy Pickled Turnips

Purple Top Turnip Apple Slaw

Shaved Turnips with Arugula

Grilled Hakurei Turnips

Other Ways:

Hakurei Turnip, Beet, & Kale Medley with Hazelnuts

Hakurei Turnip Farro Salad

Grilled Hakurei Turnips

Turnip & Kohlrabi Pakoras

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