January 29, 2008

turnip, carrot and apple salad

turnip, carrot and apple salad

I like turnips. They're a freaky looking root vegetable that I would never think to buy in the store. But my parents grow their own and often make this salad. I remember saying "what did you put in that salad, it's very tasty" and I was very surprised to hear it was turnips because I think I turned my nose up to them before. Yes, what a snob, indeed.

What I like about turnips is that they have this nice sharp taste and I find it goes well in salads. Sometimes I cut thin slices and add them to a mixed salad (people always think it's an apple until they bite into it! tee hee). But, I find that grated up with carrots and a tasty apple is a nice change. Try it, don't be a turnip snob like I was.


turnip, carrot and apple salad

1 small sized turnip, grated
2 -3 carrots, peeled and grated
1 apple, peeled and grated (use any variety but granny smith gives a nice bite)

4 tbsp (1/4 cup) vinegar OR lemon juice (use 1-2 Tbsp of water to cut down the acidity if using vinegar)
1-2 tbsp oil
1 tsp sugar (or more if you like it sweeter)
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper

Mix the grated turnip, carrots and apple together. Toss in the dressing and serve.


Candace said...

Hmmmm... never considered eating raw turnips. I made the disastrous decision to make mashed turnips once, and it was not pretty. I still cringe thinking about it! But your salad sounds delish... maybe I'll give turnips another chance!

Maki said...

Try out rutabagas too.

Yeah, turnip mash prob doesn't compare to mashed potato!

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