Turnips are not the sexiest vegetable and often a symbol in kids’ literature of poverty and hard times. The bulbous root vegetable is cheap, filling and many think bland… I beg to differ.
Now, they are sometimes called rutabagas and the white and purple hued exterior I find quite pleasing to look at.
Sometimes used as livestock fodder, I find turnips quite useful for stews and soups, roasted with other root vegetables or my favorite: in thin slices, raw on sandwiches or in salads!
A Swedish friend suggested this and after some nose scrunching and moans, my kids actually liked it as a crudités… oh and the greens are good for sautéing or salads!
Here’s a yummy salad recipe and accompanying article from the New York Times to get your taste buds tantalized!