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.

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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.
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