Sweet Turnips–Tips for Storage and Fresh Eating

Hakurei Sweet Turnips

This week our CSA members are receiving hakurei turnips, a Japanese salad turnip that’s so sweet and crisp it can be eaten raw. In fact, when we did a little sampling of these turnips during our Spring CSA, a farm member familiar with these delicious little orbs bit right into hers in the CSA distribution line. Once you’ve experienced them, they’re irresistible!

While you can saute or braise these, I recommend thinly slicing them, topping with a tiny sprinkling of finishing salt, and eating them raw. No peeling necessary. Note–only salt them right before you pop them in your mouth to keep them crisp.

sweet Hakurei turnips on cutting board

Store unwashed in a plastic bag in the crisper.




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