Tasty Turnips with Turnip Greens

New Year DinnerTasty Turnips with Turnip Greens

I don’t add meat to my greens.  I love the flavor of the vegetable to be its primary flavoring.  I always get compliments on how good they are.


1 bunch turnip greens
4 turnips
2 tsp Kosher or sea salt
1 tsp fresh ground black pepper
1 large onion
2 cloves garlic


Sharp knife/cutting board
large pot with lid
measuring spoons


Chop the greens.  Dice the turnips.

Chop the onion.

Dice the garlic.


Put all ingredients in the large pot.  Bring to a  boil.  Cover and lower the heat to low.  Simmer for 2 hours.


6-8 servings

Very high in vitamin A
Very high in vitamin B6
Very high in vitamin C
Very high in calcium
Very high in dietary fiber
Very high in manganese
High in magnesium
High in potassium
High in thiamin
Very low in saturated fat
No cholesterol

This is the perfect side to almost any dish.

I have added a can of diced green chilies with great success before.

Don’t overcook the greens.  Simmer on a nice low heat.  Overcooking breaks down the cell walls and makes the greens mushy and taste a  little bitter.

A great “tip” is to blanch the greens.  That is, scald them in boiling hot water for a few seconds a few spoonfuls at a time, then immediatly immerse them in freezing cold ice water.  Then, follow the above recipe afterward.  This will make your greens bright green in color.

I would love to hear any feedback about this recipe.  Did you make it?  Did you enjoy it?  Did you make any adjustments to it?


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