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May 19, 2009 05:34 PM

Baby white turnips

I just bought some beautiful local baby white turnips. What is the best way to use them when they are so fresh and young? Also, can I use the greens in anything (fyi- i do have a juicer if the greens can be juiced). Thanks!

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  1. are they the white japanese turnips? i worked at the farmer's market this weekend, and they said that the best way to eat them was raw and sliced thin.

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    1. re: jeanmarieok

      Looking at pictures online, it looks like they are the Japanese white turnips. They are pretty tiny. Most are golf ball sized or smaller.

    2. sliced raw in salad, or tossed in butter s+p in a fry pan...yum
      I don't care for regular turnips, but the golf-ball-sized-and-smaller japanese ones are great
      I stir fry the greens, but I don't see why you couldn't juice them.

      1. Yes, the greens are great pickled, stir-fried, or cooked in with other dishes! I usually pickle the turnips when they're new and fresh--my favorite is just a quick pickle (salt, let sit ~60mins, rinse, drain & press out some liquid), tossed with some citrus peel, mashed up pickled plum (umeboshi), or flavored vinegar, and maybe a dash of sugar or honey.

        A couple nice ideas for the greens can be found here:

          1. re: AnjLM

            Thats exactly what I'm going to do!

          2. the white turnips are great raw or in salads-- can be used any way you'd use daikon or radishes. greens can be used blanched or sauteed or in salads