Turnips are the round tap roots of the turnip plant. Folks from the South may be familiar with turnip greens but the root is good also. If you’ve never seen them in the produce section, they’re about the size and shape of beets but they are white with a purplish blush around the top. Give this low-glycemic vegetable a try–it’s a nutrient-dense Brassica without the characteristic strong taste of this family of vegetables.
1 turnip (the size of a big orange), chopped into 1/2 inch cubes
1 large carrot, chopped into 1/2 inch cubes
1 large onion, chopped fine
2 Tbsp. ghee or coconut oil or a mix of the two
1 tsp. turmeric powder
1/2 tsp. cumin powder
1/4 tsp. clove powder
salt to taste
Slice off the top end of the turnip and carrot and scrub them very well before chopping–no need to peel as long as you can remove all the dirt with a vegetable brush. Melt oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and stir for a few minutes. Add the spices and stir again. Add the carrots and turnips and stir well continuing to cook over medium heat. Cover but give a stir to prevent sticking every few minutes. Check for tenderness after 10 minutes and cook until tender–carrot and turnip pieces should be easily pierced by a fork. Serve immediately.