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Bon Appetit, Y'all

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Turnip Slaw

I'm always looking for a new salad recipe, especially in the colder months, and before the garden is ready. This is just delightful with almost any meat, fish or poultry.

Turnip Slaw
4-6 servings
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3 or 4 medium turnips
2 stalks celery
2 green onions, with bottoms trimmed but green parts left on
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
2 tablespoons capers, drained
1 teaspoon chopped fresh sage
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

1. Peel the turnips and cut first into quarters, then into very thin strips. Place in a medium saucepan, add enough water to cover, and bring to a boil over medium high heat. Blanch until just tender, 2-3 minutes, drain and set aside in a large bowl.

2. Slice celery and green onions at a sharp angle and as thinly as possible. Add to the bowl of turnips.

3. In a medium bowl, combine the buttermilk, oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Mix until smooth. Add the capers, sage, and parsley and stir gently. Pour dressing over the turnip mixture, toss gently, and serve.

Lets go to Miz Helen's Country Cottage for Full Plate Thurday. See you there!


  1. Turnips have a bad rap, this sounds wonderful. I think the dressing itself would be good on most anything.

  2. I love turnips. There, I said it. ;)

  3. Oh, I am sending this to my mom right now!

  4. this sounds so good. anything with capers works for me!

  5. Hi Beverly,
    We just love Turnips and I still have some in the garden that I can use for your wonderful salad. I am excited to get this recipe. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!

  6. never have seen this before...i am making a recipe card for it...

    can you beleive how big little teddy is???

    thanks for stopping by, my friend

    kary and teddy

  7. I'm hosting a wonderful tea sampler GIVEAWAY! Come check it out when you have time.



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