As we dive into the cooler months, I thought it was time to share one of my favorite recipes from The Easy Vegetarian Kitchen: grilled turnips (yes, I said turnips). It's simple but that's a big reason why I like it along with the idea of using turnips in something other than a mash. I'm guilty of passing up root vegetables for squash and sweet potatoes but over the years, I've found ways to get into the groove of using the different root vegetables in my cooking.
I also wanted to share this recipe today to let you know that Amazon is running a deal for the month of November that the Kindle versions for The Easy Vegetarian Kitchen AND The Homemade Flour Cookbook are only $2.99. If you've been wanting to check out either of the books, now is the time to go grab up the eBook versions.
Variations for Turnips
As mentioned above, this turnip recipe is light on ingredients but in my mind, that makes it the perfect recipe to build upon. Of course, if you're looking for a light appetizer, stop at just the recipe but I'll often grill up the turnips for other uses, like the ones mentioned here:
Salad: Similar to this salad where I grilled fennel, grilled turnips would make a lovely addition to the spinach-based salad.
Grain Bowl: A solid fall recipe, this turnip bowl is a hearty meal. Use these grilled turnips in place of their roasted counterpart and toss with the sesame mixture after grilling (instead of the dill olive oil).
Omelet: Probably not your first idea of good omelet filling, but the turnip/dill mixture works nicely with eggs (I usually don't add any cheese).
Grilled Turnips with Dill Olive Oil
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 10 mins
- Total Time: 20 mins
- Yield: 2 servings 1x
- 1 large turnip, cubed
- 1 tablespoon (15 ml) olive oil
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- Dill Oil
- 2 teaspoons minced fresh dill
- 1 tablespoon (15 ml) olive oil
- 1 tablespoon (15 ml) lemon juice
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- If using wood skewers, soak in water for at least an hour before using.
- To make the turnips: Bring a pot of water to a boil over high heat, add the turnips, and cook for 2 minutes. Drain, add to a bowl, and toss with the olive oil, salt, and pepper.
- Preheat the grill to medium-low. Thread the turnips onto skewers and grill until lightly charred, 2 to 3 minutes on each side.
- To make the dill oil: Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk together. Drizzle the dill oil over the grilled turnips and serve while still hot.
Recipe from The Easy Vegetarian Cookbook
I love this idea! I never buy turnips because I've never really found a way to prepare them that I really enjoy, but I will definitely be trying this.
Ksenia @ At the Immigrant's Table says
Love turnips, and I think your variations make this recipe even more a keeper.
Christine | Mid-Life Croissant says
Yum yummy yum yum yum. I've never grilled turnips before. Huge hole in my turnip repertoire. Can't wait to try!
Emilie @ Emilie Eats says
I''ve never tried grilling turnips, but I love to spiralize them. They make the perfect vegetable noodles! I need to start using more root vegetables so I can't wait to try this!
Yum!!! I love a good turnip recipe! I cant wait to try it. I also love all the suggestions. I honestly never thought of putting this delicious root in an omelet. Do you add anything else besides the roasted turnips?
Sarah | Broma Bakery says
LOVE, girlfriend! It's like spring and fall had a beautiful grilled baby 🙂
Amy @ Parsley In My Teeth says
Such a beautiful and simple dish brimming over with deliciousness!
Does grilling them give them a bit less assertive flavor? Kind of mellow them out, like fennel?
Yes and bolsters the bit of sweetness hiding (similar to roasting!)
This looks so incredible It almost seems like fish but its actually turnip 🙂 Great - Lovely pictures!!
I love turnips! Nobody else in my family likes them though, so they aren't served very often. This looks delicious!
Are you supposed to peel turnips before cooking them?
You can if you life, but I don't peel turnips for recipes like this.
I haven't tried this. But wow looks yummy.... Thank you for sharing your recipe, I will definitely try this. I'm sure my kids will love it too. THANKS!!!!!
My son does NOT like dill, and I've never used turnips before (but my husband just harvested a bunch of them). What other herbs would you suggest for this?
Erin Alderson says
Maybe a mix of parsley and/or chives? You could also skip the herbs and do garlic!
First year I planted Turnips and ready to harvest. I must try grilling them.
These are amazing recipe!