Baby Turnips & Greens side dish

The turnips are already up in my garden here in Alpine.  In fact they needed thinning. So I ended up with a basket of baby turnips and greens which turned into a tasty simple side dish for dinner.
Here is what I started with:

Baby turnips and greens on cutting board.

Lots of turnip greens and some baby turnips fresh from the garden.

I cut the larger ones in half.

Turnips cleaned and cut

Turnips cleaned and cut.

8 cups baby turnips and greens, cleaned and cut
2 cups water
2 Tablespoons coconut oil
1 teaspoon coriander, ground
1/2 teaspoon cumin, ground

1) Heat water in a large pot to boiling. Add turnips and greens. Cook until all are wilted, about 5 minutes. Then drain water from turnips and greens. (They really cook down to a much smaller amount.)

Turnips cooking in water in pot

Turnips wilting in the pot of water.

2) Heat oil in a  skillet. Add coriander and cumin. Sauté spices for 1 minutes.

3) Add turnips and greens to spices in skillet and sauté for 5 to 7 minutes.

Turnips in skillet.

Tender and mild the turnips are ready to eat.

This is now my favorite way to use those turnips from the garden. Yum ranch!

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6 Responses to Baby Turnips & Greens side dish

  1. Vicki says:

    Can’t wait to try this one. Looks yummy! Thanks!

  2. yumranch says:

    Wonderful! Happy Cooking!

  3. Quena says:

    I wish we had some baby greens in our garden instead of all this snow! Soon soon!

    I miss you!

  4. Melinda Baker says:

    I like the looks of those greens. I wish I had planted some turnips in my garden. I’ve decided to not add anything more to my garden. I think I have all I can handle for this year. Next year, turnips.

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