I picked up my co-op veggies last week and when I saw it included turnips I thought “Now what the heck am I going to do with these ?” I’ve always thought I didn’t like them but I decided I’d try to put them to good use. I googled some different turnip recipes and after altering some of the ingredients from a few different recipes I came up with this one. I was VERY skeptical and thought my family probably wouldn’t like it (I even had a back-up meal ready in case it was disgusting!) To my surprise it was so good and my whole family thought so too Even my picky husband went back for seconds
Turnip and Cannelini Soup
2 T olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 cans cannelini beans
1 box (32 oz.) veggie or chicken broth
1 bay leaf
1 pound turnips, peeled and chopped
2 large carrots, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 tsp paprika
dash of cayenne
1 tsp himalayan sea salt
1/2 tsp pepper
Saute onion and garlic in olive oil for a few minutes. Add remaining ingredients (except for salt and pepper) and simmer for 30-45 minutes until veggies are tender. Season with S&P. Serve with a salad and some crusty whole wheat bread. It was the perfect meal considering it’s in the 50s here …. YAY cool weather !!
I will leave you with this fun recipe in time for the weekend…this was inspired by a drink I had at Brio Tuscan Grill….so refreshing !
Spa Martini (Serves 2)
4 ounces vodka
4 ounces club soda
Juice of 4 key limes (or 2 regular limes)
4 slices of cucumbers, diced (plus 2 for garnish)
4 basil leaves, julienned
Add ice, shake and pour…YUMMO !
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