Sour Turnip with Cream

Sour Turnip with Cream

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Recipe by Tara Weaver Course: MainCuisine: EuropeanDifficulty: Easy


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This recipe is a delightful way to transform humble turnips into a gourmet dish that is sure to impress your friends and family. Our vegan Sour Turnip with Cream is perfect for those who want to add a bit of a twist to their table, offering a unique taste experience that draws inspiration from rustic home cooking.

The brilliance of this recipe lies in its simplicity, requiring only a handful of ingredients and straightforward steps. Yet, the flavor payoff is absolutely spectacular. It’s a testament to the fact that sometimes, the most basic ingredients, when combined with a little love and culinary creativity, can produce the most extraordinary results.

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  • 1000 g 35 1/4 oz sour turnip

  • 1 medium 1 medium onion

  • 2 cloves 2 cloves chopped garlic

  • 1 pinch 1 pinch thyme and rosemary

  • 1 piece 1 piece bay leaf

  • 1 can 1 can cooked beans

  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp onion powder

  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp garlic powder

  • 3 tbsp 3 tbsp nutritional yeast

  • 200 ml 6/7 cup plant-based cream (for cooking)

  • to taste to taste salt and pepper

  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp starch (if you want a thicker consistency)


  • Fry the chopped onion and garlic in water or oil. Add the thyme and rosemary and the bay leaves.
  • When the onions are golden and the garlic is fragrant, add the sour turnip. If the turnip is too salty, rinse it under water beforehand.
  • Add just enough water to the pot with the turnips to cover them and cook until the turnips are tender.
  • When the turnips are cooked, add the cooked beans.
  • If the consistency is too thin, add the starch which has been mixed with a little water.
  • Add the remaining spices and the cream to the turnip. Mix well and remove from the heat.
  • For a fuller flavor, sprinkle a pinch of fried onion over the turnips.
  • The sour turnip with cream goes perfectly with boiled potatoes and roasted vegan sausages. You can swap potatoes for rye bread.

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Tara Weaver
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Combining her expertise in cooking with a love for vegan and cruelty-free cosmetics, Tara guides you through a world of flavorful recipes and ethical beauty.