It was my pleasure to be back on Indy Style this week. This time I brought a good friend of Indy Fruit with me, Mike Kocher of Peaper Brothers Farm. Peaper Brothers Produce has been farming turnips for over 100 years & as you may remember from a previous blog… I LOVE TURNIPS!
DID YOU KNOW…
- Turnips are a root vegetable
- Plenty of antioxidants, vitamins & minerals – Great source of Vitamin C
- Great source of Fiber
- Available year-round & always affordable
- and my favorite – Turnips are LOW CARB, and when you roast them… I promise they taste like a starchy potato.
Turnips are delicious raw, but simple to roast too!
my favorite way to enjoy turnips – oven roasted!
OVEN ROASTED TURNIPS
yields 4 servings
- 5 medium size turnips, peeled & diced 3/4″ thick (larger or smaller dice will change cooking time)
- 2 T olive oil
- salt & pepper, to taste
Toss together all ingredients & arrange turnips in a single layer on a foil-lined baking sheet. Roast at 400 degrees for approximately 20 minutes. Turnips are ready when they start to brown.
You can view the Indy Style segment here online. I’ll be back on Indy Style in June to talk about my experience at BlogHer Food & share another one of my favorite produce recipes
Add turnips to your grocery list this week! Let me know what you think… it’s not that people dislike turnips – it’s that most consumers have never tried turnips! Don’t be so sheltered.
xoxo Produce Mom
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