You may have noticed cute white orbs in the midst of bright spring greens at the market. If you are not already familiar with Salad Turnips, give them a try.
What is a Salad Turnip? Salad turnips are not your average turnip. Sweet and crunchy, they are absolutely delicious to eat raw, roasted or cooked. You can just munch them like apples or dip them in hummus or pesto and to slice them into salads. The greens are delicious, too! They are also know ans Hakurei trunips.
From The Culinary Chase: a recipe for roasting the Hakurei turnips.
Serves 2 as a side
2 bunches of Hakurei turnips, scrubbed
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
white balsamic vinegar
Preheat oven to 350f (180c). Cut stems off but don’t throw out the leaves. The leaves have a mild peppery taste and will be used in this dish. Cut large turnips in half, and place on a roasting tray. Add a splash of olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast 20 minutes or until slightly soft. Allow to cool somewhat. Meanwhile, toss the leaves of the turnips with a bit of extra-virgin olive oil and a splash of white balsamic vinegar.