I NEVER eat turnips. I’m not really sure why, but the farmer’s market here in Boulder is full of baby turnips. They give you a little taste of them raw as you walk by and, surprise, they are really good! So after using them in salads, I decided to roast them to make Roasted Baby Turnips with Mustard Vinaigrette.
You could beef up this dish by adding in some greens like spinach or kale when roasting.
Check out my glazed radishes recipe and get creative by doing a combination of these two recipes when roasting. They have a little bite and taste a bit like cauliflower when roasted.
The recipe calls for green onions but you can easily add shallots for more of a kick.
Enjoy more roasted veggies with your meals:
- Roasted Brussels Sprouts
- Roasted Curried Cauliflower with Peas
- Roasted Kabocha Squash
- Roasted Onions
- Roasted Potato & Green Bean Salad
This is a simple side dish and perfect for dinner meals or as a side to a holiday gathering. They have a very elegant feel when prepared in this manner but better than the visual is the yummy taste.
Try it paired with this Mushroom Burgundy Sauce over Polenta for a lovely flavor contrast.
You can play with the spices like many of my recipes but they are perfect eaten this way. Toss them with a vinaigrette of mustard, white wine vinegar and a little maple syrup.
They have a little bite and taste a bit like cauliflower when roasted. Toss them with a vinaigrette of mustard, white wine vinegar and a little maple syrup. Yum. And, they look so elegant when presented this way. Give them a try!
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This recipe is Plantricious Friendly because it meets the following guidelines.
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- Must be whole food plant-based, contains no animal products
- May be minimally processed
- No added oil
- No added sugars
- No artificial additives or preservatives
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Roasted Baby Turnips
- 1 bunch baby turnips (farmer's market)
- 2 tablespoon white wine or champagne vinegar
- 1 tablespoon yellow mustard (grainy or regular)
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup (or to taste)
- 2 green onions chopped including greens
- sea salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 375°
- Trim ends from turnips, wash and cut in half.
- Put on a baking sheet and salt & pepper. Roast in the oven for about 18 minutes or until tender. (I used my pizza pan).
- In a small bowl, mix vinaigrette ingredients, vinegar, mustard, maple syrup and green onion.
- Place turnips on a platter and drizzle with vinaigrette.