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Salad Turnips Sauteed in Butter

Salad turnips are not your average turnip. Sweet and crunchy, they are absolutely delicious to eat raw, roasted or cooked. Our kids just munch them like apples. We love to dip them in hummus or pesto and to slice them into salads. The greens are delicious, too! You can chop up the greens to eat raw, or you can lightly sauté them with onions and garlic. Salad turnips are a true spring treat, although some Tuesday Market farmers bring them to market in the summer & fall as well.

Salad Turnips Sautéed in Butter

2 Bunches Salad Turnips

2 Cloves Garlic

1 or 2 Tbsp  Butter or Oil

Salt & Pepper



1. Slice the salad turnips into thin half-moons, and mince or crush the garlic.

2. Melt the butter (or heat the oil) in a medium sized frying pan.

3. Sauté the salad turnips & garlic until they are a light golden color (cover the pan if you like).


• Add a splash of lemon juice or balsamic vinegar

• Add the turnip greens, or some other chopped greens such as spinach or chard

• Add minced scallions, and fresh or dried herbs