If you find turnips with their greens still attached at your farmers' market, snatch them up for this healthy vegetable recipe. Otherwise, spinach makes a good sub for the turnip greens.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2017


Recipe Summary

25 mins
45 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oil and garlic in a large skillet over medium heat until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Add turnips, water, lemon juice and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until barely tender, about 10 minutes.

  • Add greens and cook, uncovered and stirring occasionally, until the liquid has evaporated and the turnips are very tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Add more water, 1/4 cup at a time, if the greens begin to stick before the turnips are tender.

  • Sprinkle the vegetables with flour, increase heat to medium and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Add milk, nutmeg, white pepper and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cook, stirring, until the sauce is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, 2 to 3 minutes. Serve topped with the reserved lemon zest.

Nutrition Facts

about 1/2 cup
116 calories; protein 3.2g; carbohydrates 11.2g; dietary fiber 2.1g; sugars 5.6g; fat 6.9g; saturated fat 1.9g; cholesterol 6.1mg; vitamin a iu 2782.4IU; vitamin c 29.2mg; folate 65.4mcg; calcium 135.4mg; iron 0.6mg; magnesium 21.7mg; potassium 276.2mg; sodium 271.2mg.

1 vegetable, 1/2 whole milk, 1 fat