Recipe: Mashed Turnips with Cinnamon Apples

Try this interesting, delicious side dish
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Turnips are often maligned for their flavor; which can be bitter if the turnip is too large. Here, we cook very small, young turnips with sweet apples for an especially appetizing side dish that goes well with a lean protein. There is no need to peel the white turnips — just give them a good scrub. If they are julienned, they cook very quickly.

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8 small white turnips, scrubbed and julienned (about 1 pound)
2 medium Granny Smith apples, peeled and cut thin
1 tbsp trans-free margarine
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
Kosher salt, optional
Freshly ground pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Dash of ground nutmeg


  1. Bring pot of water to boil. Add the turnips, reduce heat to a simmer, and cooked for 5-6 minutes, until turnips are very tender. Drain and place in a food processor with the remaining ingredients. Pulse until smooth.
  2. Transfer the mixture to a heated serving dish and serve.

Nutrition information

(Makes 6 servings)

Calories: 49
Total Fat: 1.6 g
Saturated Fat: 0.4 g
Protein: 1 g
Carbohydrates: 9 g
Dietary Fiber: 2 g
Sodium: 206 mg
Sugars: 2 g

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