Riverford Wicked Leeks

Turnips 500g

Turnips 500g


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Sweet, tender organic summer turnips. Not to be confused with winter turnips, these have a succulent tenderness and peppery sweetness. We think they’re at their best grated, sliced or cut into matchsticks and eaten raw in salads (a bit like a radish). Also very good pickled or fermented. A versatile veg, they’re also happy roasted or in stews.

How to store summer turnips

Summer turnips will stay firm in the fridge for a week or even two. As with carrots and beetroot, any leaves are better removed or they will suck moisture from the veg. If they’re in good nick, you can use the leaves in stir fries or wilted into stews.

How to prepare summer turnips

Only the youngest, smallest specimens have tender skins, so after washing turnips you will probably need to peel them. If the leaves are attached, trim away the stems, separate the leaves from their stalks and give them a wash. If you’re not cooking the leaves straight away, spin them dry and store in a plastic box or bag in the fridge.

For boiling, braising and roasting turnips, cut them into chunky wedges or batons. If you are planning to eat them raw, they’re best grated or cut into very thin slices or matchsticks.