Raw turnips have a pleasant, mild bite; sautéed, they’re delectably sweet. If you’d like to make use of winter’s bumper crop of this underused root veggie, they’re delicious simply sautéed with red bell pepper.
Serves: 4 to 6
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 3 to 4 medium turnips, cut into ½-inch-thick rounds,
then peeled and sliced into strips
- 2 medium red bell peppers, cut into short, narrow strips
- ¼ cup minced fresh parsley or dill, or a combination
- 2 scallions, thinly sliced
- Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Heat the oil in a large skillet. Add the turnips and bell peppers and sauté over medium heat, stirring frequently, until the vegetables are tender-crisp to your liking, about 6 to 8 minutes.
Stir in the fresh herbs and scallion, season with salt and pepper, and serve.
Per serving: 66.3 calories; 4.9g fat; 58.4mg sodium; 266.7mg potassium; 8.1g carbs; 2.5g fiber; 4.9g sugar; 1.3g protein
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