Quick Pickled Turnips

Quick Pickled Turnips

2 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2012

Perk up your cheese plate or crudités platter with these crunchy, zesty pickled turnips or try them on a sandwich instead of cucumber pickles.

Ingredients 10 servings

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  • 3-4 small turnips (about 12 ounces), peeled and very thinly sliced
  • ½ cup quartered and thinly sliced red onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, smashed and peeled
  • 1 cup white-wine vinegar
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 10 whole black peppercorns
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼- ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)


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  1. Layer turnips, onion and garlic in a quart jar (or similar 4-cup container) with a lid.
  2. Whisk vinegar, hot water, sugar, peppercorns, salt and crushed red pepper (if using) in a medium bowl until the sugar is mostly dissolved. Pour the mixture over the vegetables. Put the lid on and gently shake a few times to distribute the flavorings. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes for the flavors to develop.
  • Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: ¼ cup
  • Per serving: 12 calories; 0 g fat(0 g sat); 1 g fiber; 3 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 6 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 2 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 0 IU vitamin A; 8 mg vitamin C; 12 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 52 mg sodium; 73 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 0
  • Exchanges: ½ vegetable

Reviews 2

February 11, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
perfect name These pickles are crazy easy to make and are amazingly delicious. I'm going to make them with other root veggies. they're bound to be fabulous. We just LOVE this recipe!!! Cons: sometimes hard to find the little turnips
December 10, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
Delicious out-of-the-ordinary pickles! My husband loves pickled vegetables, so when I spotted this today I knew I had to pick up turnips at the store! I had everything else and whipped up a jar in no time, tested in 30 minutes and he's in love! I think they're great too and would love to try them on a cheese plate during the holidays. For now, they are in the fridge for snacking! Pros: Fast and easy to make with only a few ingredients, lasts weeks in the fridge, pretty and unique gift Cons: None! These are great!
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