Hakurei Turnips

These small white turnips are so crisp and have a sweetness to them that they can be enjoyed raw and are often called salad turnips. There is no need to peel them (though you certainly can), simply chop into salads and grate into slaws. They can also be cooked and we recommend roasting as it intensifies the sweetness of the turnip. These turnips are not very common in grocery stores so they are a local seasonal treat. They are a relatively new variety developed in Japan in the 1950s to deal with food shortage problems. The turnip itself is very nutritious, but so are the greens, so we recommend cooking them as well. For longer storage cut the greens from the roots and store separately. Both roots and greens should be kept in plastic in the fridge.  We hope that you enjoy them as much as we do!

Roasted Turnips in honey and wine (all time favorite recipe of ours!)

Candied Turnip Salad

2 thoughts on “Hakurei Turnips

  1. I am forever looking for turnip recipes. Thanks I will try the honey and wine. This weekend I made turnip paprika soup.

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