Sour turnip with potatoes and beans

Sour turnip with potatoes and beans

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Recipe by Tara Weaver Course: MainCuisine: SlovenianDifficulty: Medium


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A nice mix of sour turnip with potatoes and beans is a dish full of vitamins and something to get you warmed up on cold autumn or winter days.

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  • 35 oz 35 sour turnip

  • 15 oz 15 potatoes

  • 7 oz 7 red kidney beans

  • 5 oz 5 smoked tofu

  • 2 cloves 2 garlic

  • 1 medium 1 onion

  • 2 whole 2 bay leaves

  • 1/3 tsp 1/3 salt (to taste)


  • Peel the potatoes, cut into cubes and boil in water.
  • Soak the beans overnight and boil them as well. Alternatively, you can use beans already prepared in a jar.
  • Chop the onion and garlic and fry lightly in the water. Add the diced tofu to the onions and fry until golden yellow.
  • Add the sour turnip and bay leaves to the pot, stir everything together and cover with water. The water should be enough to cover the turnips.
  • Cook the turnips for about 20 minutes, then add the potatoes, beans and salt and pepper to taste.

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FAQ about vegan sour turnip with potatoes and beans

What are other turnip like vegetables?

Because of the turnip’s unique and strong peppery flavor, it is not easy to find a replacement that tastes exactly like them, but some common root vegetables, such as carrots, can be used as a substitute for turnips. Vegetables, including rutabagas, parsnips, celeriac, etc., can be effective replacements for turnips.

How does turnip taste?

Turnip has a very strong taste with a good sweet flavor and a slightly peppery taste. This vegetable is often confused with other vegetables like radishes, beets, rutabagas, etc. because of some similarities, but they dont taste exactly the same as turnips. The taste of a turnip depends mainly on its age. But the best way to describe its flavor is by assuming a cross of cabbage and radish.

Is turnip a probiotic?

Yes, when fermented properly, turnips turn into a probiotic food that is both healthy and delicious. Turnips have a lot of health benefits, including improved immunity and better heart health. They are low in calories and high in fiber which makes them a host of some very essential nutrients.

Is turnip and rutabaga the same?

Rutabagas resemble turnips in their appearance and often look like large dirty turnips. They either have a dark purple color or a deep yellowish brown and cream color. Both of these root vegetables have a similar taste when talking about taste, except that Rutabagas are slightly sweeter than turnips. Apart from this, these vegetables have a similar cooking time, making Rutabagas a good substitute for turnips and can be easily used for roasting, soups, stews, casseroles, etc.

Is a turnip a starch?

No, according to several studies, turnips are non-starchy root vegetables that are also low in calories. They have a low glycemic index, which means that including turnips in your diet will have zero to minimal effects on your blood sugar levels.

Is turnip healthy?

Yes, turnip major health benefits are enhanced immunity and better heart health. Turnip is also great for weight loss, it helps fight the cancer and promotes regularity

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Tara Weaver

I’m Tara, and I’m not just a wife and mom who loves her family and pets. I’m an aspiring chef who’s passionate about food, crystals and sharing my experiences with everyone!