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Sweet Salad Turnips with Fresh Basil

Sweet Salad Turnips with Fresh Basil


  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bunch turnips and their greens
  • 4 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil
  • 1 medium tomato, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp. ground sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper


  1. Wash turnips and remove roots & greens. Cut in each in half vertically, and then slice into thin "half-moons." Wash greens and remove stems from leaves. Tear into smaller pieces. Heat oil skillet in a medium lidded skillet over medium-low heat. Add garlic and cook 2-3 minutes. Add turnips, turnip greens, and basil to skillet. Sprinkle with salt. Cover with skillet lid. Cook, stirring occasionally, until just tender (about 10 minutes). Add tomato to turnip mixture. Cook until heated through (2-5 minutes). Taste, adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.