What’s That In My Share – Hakurei Turnip

Hakurei turnips are part of the brassica family and are sometimes referred to as a Japanese or salad turnip. 

Unlike purple top turnips, hakurei turnips do not need to be cooked and have a crisp texture and light, clean flavor that is delicious sliced or grated raw into salads.  Hakurei turnips can also be sliced and quick pickled as well as sautéed or roasted which sweetens them.  The greens of the turnip can be sliced and sautéed.

Storage:  The greens should be separated from the roots, wrapped in a paper towel and placed in a resealable bag or storage container.  The turnips should be stored in a resealable bag in the crisper drawer as to not dry out. 

Suggested Uses:

Sliced or grated raw into salads or as a taco topping just as you would use radish.

In a quick pickle for a tangy crunch.

Roasted or pan sautéed and glazed to add a bit of sweetness.