Roasted Turnips with Balsamic Vinegar and Thyme
I wasn’t sure where the idea came from (although I found Roasted Kohlrabi on A Veggie Venture, which might have inspired it.) I peeled some turnips, tossed them with olive oil and balsamic vinegar, and when they were nicely roasted I decided they were very good indeed.
When I decided to update this recipe with better photos, I added a little dried thyme to the turnips (and a little Feta cheese sprinkled over the top would also be a nice addition.) I cooked the turnips in my counter-top toaster oven, which makes them a good option when you don’t want to turn on the oven. If you’ve never thought of turnips as a side dish option, I hope you’ll give them a try.
(Roasted Turnips with Balsamic Vinegar and Thyme was updated with better photos and step-by-step instructions, April 2014.)
I used two largish turnips for the recipe, which makes about 3 side-dish servings.
Then cut them up into irregular bite-sized pieces.
Then I put them back in the oven for about 10 minutes more. Arrange on a plate, drizzle with a little more balsamic vinegar if desired, and serve hot.
Roasted Turnips with Balsamic Vinegar
(2-3 servings, recipe can be doubled. Recipe created by Kalyn, with possible inspiration from this recipe.)
2 large turnips
1 T olive oil
1 T balsamic vinegar
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
additional 1 tsp. balsamic vinegar for finishing (optional)
chopped parsley (for serving, optional)
Cut them stem and root end off the turnips and cut in half lengthwise. Peel turnips with vegetable peeler, then cut into bite-sized pieces. Whisk together olive oil balsamic vinegar, thyme, salt, and pepper. Put turnips in a bowl and toss with the balsamic mixture, turning them over a few times so they’re well-coated with the oil and vinegar.
Spread turnips in a single layer on the baking sheet, arranging them with a flat side down. Roast turnips 25 minutes; then remove the pan and turn each one over so a different side is touching the pan. Roast about 10 minutes more, until turnips are softened and lightly browned.
Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
More Votes to Give Turnips Some Respect:
Turnip Gratin ~ Simply Recipes
Roasted Turnips ~ Nom Nom Paleo
Roasted Carrots and Turnips with Balsamic and Herbs ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Baked Cucumbers with Pink Turnips ~ Chocolate and Zucchini
Turnip Gratin ~ The Pioneer Woman Cooks
Braised Turnips, Onions, and Carrots ~ Everybody Likes Sandwiches
Creamed Turnips ~ A Veggie Venture
Turnip Parsley Cakes ~ Green Lite Bites