The Accidental Locavore Recipe: Grilled Turnips

by Anne Maxfield on July 8, 2011

Accidental Locavore Farm Box Week 5Turnip greens are great on their own, just be careful to wash them well as they can be sandy. Sauté them slowly in some olive oil with garlic and/or a splash of white wine or chicken stock. Here’s an interesting way to use the turnips:

  • 1 pound turnips, sliced ¼” thick
  • Olive oil for brushing the turnips
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (about 1 tablespoon)
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped Italian parsley
  • Zest of 1 lemon

Light a grill or heat a grill pan. Brush the turnips with 1 tablespoon of olive oil on both sides. Season with salt & pepper. Grill the turnips over moderately high heat until tender, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a serving platter.

Put the olive oil in a skillet over high heat. Add the garlic and cook until just sizzling. Reduce the heat to low and cook the garlic until golden, about 2 minutes. Be careful not to burn the garlic! Remove from heat, add the parsley and ½ teaspoon pepper. Spoon over the turnips, top with the lemon zest, serve and enjoy!

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