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Hakurei Salad Turnips are one of my all time favourite vegetables. I remember the first one I tried was on Saltspring Island, and was sitting cut up in a little bowl like a piece of candy. I grabbed one to munch on not actually knowing what it was, and was amazed by how sweet, juicy, and crunchy it was. It took quite a bit of convincing to make me believe it was actually a turnip!
Farmer Gavin has an excellent crop of these beauties in the ground right now, and if you pick some up at the farm gate sales you can try this recipe out or munch of these turnips raw. A big thank you for Trixi for supplying us with all these lovely recipes to share with you.

saladHakurei Turnips Salad

4 cups mixed greens, including the turnip greens.
4 small Hakurei Salald turnips, diced
2 apples, diced
4 Table spoons pecans, plain, roasted or candied.
8 Table spoons dressing
2-3 garlic cloves, finely minced
dash salt
1 1/2 tsp. dijon mustard
2 Tbsp Cider Vinegar, or Lemon
1 Tbsp good Olive Oil
dash ground pepper


1. Mash garlic cloves in bowl with fork.
2. Add salt, mustard & vinegar. Whisk well.
3. Whisk in oil & dash of pepper.
This salad recipe makes 4 servings. In each salad bowl, place 1 cup greens & toss with dressing. Add on top of each salad one diced turnip, 1/2 of a diced apple, and 2 Tbsp of chopped pecans.
Number of Servings: 4