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How to Prepare Turnips: From Root to Tip

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How to Prepare Turnips: From Root to Tip

Easily overlooked, turnips are the surprisingly nutritious and versatile root vegetable worthy of some kitchen air time this winter.

Stuffed, pickled, baked, roasted, mashed and boiled ... there are many ways to enjoy these versatile vegetables, from root to tip.

Whether turned into interesting side dishes or main dishes, from salads to bakes there's a turnip recipe to put on your table this winter. 

Here's some handy quick guidelines on how to prepare turnips ready for turning them into delicious turnip recipes.

How to Peel Turnips

Turnips come in variety of shapes and sizes. Despite their unwieldly shape you can still learn how to easily peel turnips in this simple video.


How to cut Turnips

Turnips can be an awkward to slice. Finesse your knife skills with this handy video below.


Recipes for Turnips

Choose smaller young sweet turnips to make wondrfully crunchy and vibrant raw salads, alongside other raw veg like cabbage, beetroots and radishes.

Turnips are also perfect cooked into hearty stews, either vegetable or meat. Or try braising them in this buttermilk braised turnips with country ham recipe courtesy of Food Republic.

Or, if you want to enjoy your turnips year round, why not try pickling them. Here's a delicious recipe for making the wonderful pink hued pickled turnips from, perfect with falafel.

Dont' throw away those turnip tips either, they can also be put to delicious use in this Italian inspired chef inspired recipe for turnip tops, scallps and lentils. Here's the recipe.



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