These Easy Grilled Turnips are a healthy addition to any spring or summer barbecue. It takes no time at all, has only 5 ingredients, and is easily customizable to use whatever herbs you have on hand and prefer.
A perfect simple weeknight vegetable side dish that can double as meal prep adding leftovers to bulk up a future meal. It’s quick, paleo, gluten free, keto, dairy free, and delicious! Add it to whatever you’re throwing on the grill and you’re enjoying something seasonal and delicious.
They are mild in flavor, sweet, crunchy, refreshing, a wee bit of tang when raw but absolutely no bitterness, no sharpness unlike even a mild radish.
When they are cooked they are sweet and buttery without any additional components so I’d recommend sticking to a simple preparation like this. You don’t need to peel them, or fuss with them at all, they are ready to roll!
Herbs of your choice, chopped (pictured is dill and parsley)
Salt and pepper to taste
How to make herby grilled turnips:
You’ll need 5-6 bunches of Hakurei Salad Turnips, approximately 1 pound, with their greens removed. Note: Don’t discard the greens, use them to make these Sauteed Turnip Greens.
Fresh herbs of your choice (parsley and dill are delicious together)
Olive oil, salt and pepper In addition to the turnips, you’ll need some olive oil.
A grilling basket would come in handy, but you can just place the turnips directly on the grill and just turn them cautiously so you don’t lose them between the grates!
What kind of herbs should I use? Can I use dried?
Honestly, this is a very personal decision! I find myself gravitating towards dill or chives for these, but thyme is delicious as well. I personally align rosemary more for hearty potato dishes and winter stews. Some ideas would be dill, basil, thyme, rosemary, oregano, chives, summer savory. Use what you have on hand in your fridge or garden and mix it up next time! Don’t have fresh herbs on hand? That’s ok too, feel free to use dried herbs, simple stir them into the oil and then rub your turnips with the herby oil prior to cooking vs if you’re using fresh you’ll add the herbs to the turnips when they’re done cooking.
This easy grilled turnip side dish is a healthy addition to any spring or summer barbecue. It takes no time at all, has only 5 ingredients, and is easily customizable to use whatever herbs you have on hand and prefer. A perfect simple weeknight vegetable side dish that can double as meal prep adding leftovers to bulk up a future meal. It’s quick, Whole30, paleo, gluten free, keto and delicious!
5–6 bunches of Hakurei Salad Turnips, greens removed , turnips washed and halved (approximately 1 pound)
2 tbsp olive oil
1 1/2 – 2 tbsps herbs of your choice, chopped (pictured is dill and parsley)
salt and pepper to taste
Preheat the grill to medium high
Toss the turnips, olive oil, salt and pepper in a medium bowl until well coated.
Cook the turnips on the grill or in a grill basket for approximately 5 minutes until tender and charre, mix it up to get color on all sides
Add the turnips back into the bowl, toss with the herbs and any additional seasoning to taste