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Asian Turnip and Turnip Greens Stir-Fry

An unusual and delicious way to enjoy this fall veggie.

Per Serving: 80 calories,3 g fat, 0 g sat fat, 2 g protein, 12 g carbohydrates, 4 g fiber, 0 mg cholesterol, 231 mg sodium
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Yield: Serves 4


Tip: Add shrimp or strips of chicken breast to make it heartier main dish.

  • 2 tsp canola oil
  • 4 medium white turnips, (1 lb), peeled, halved, sliced ΒΌ-in. thick
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 4 cups turnip greens, cut in 1-in. wide strips (4 oz)
  • 1 Tbsp reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame seeds


  1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet. Add turnips, cover and cook over medium-high heat, stirring often, 7 to 9 minutes, or until turnips are golden and almost tender.

  2. Stir in garlic and ginger; stir-fry 1 minute.

  3. Add greens and sprinkle with 3 Tbsp water. Cover,and cook, stirring occasionally, 4 to 5 minutes or until turnips and greens are tender.

  4. Drizzle with soy sauce and sprinkle with sesame seeds; toss. Transfer to a serving bowl.

Recipe and photo by Terry Grieco Kenny for

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Dee Gee

Was looking for a creative way to eat turnips that kill a little bit of the sweetness and found this...wonderful....was cooking sweet and sour pork anyway and threw a tiny salad together with the turnips from my garden and even though I burnt the greens a bit, we wanted more! Will be making this again when the next crop comes in :)

posted Aug 12th, 2015 3:10 am


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