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Roasted Turnips

Method to make as much as you'd like

Hakurei turnips are a Japanese variety of turnip that is more sweet than traditional larger varieties of turnip and can be eaten raw or cooked. These turnips were grown for you by Oak Spring Garden Foundation in Upperville, VA on their Biocultural Conservation Farm.


  • fresh Hakurei turnips

  • olive oil or (another heart healthy oil)

  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.

  2. Scrub turnips under cold water to remove any soil.

  3. Cut off the top and bottom being careful not to trim too much of the turnip away. No need to peel the turnip, this variety has a tender skin that is not bitter.

  4. Add turnips to a sheet pan, drizzle with a small amount of olive oil and toss with a sprinkle of salt and pepper.

  5. Roast for 25-35 minutes, or until desired browning is achieved.


  • Toss with a pat of butter before serving.

  • Add dried herbs along with the salt and pepper. Try sage or rosemary.

  • Toss with fresh chopped herbs before serving. Try parsley or cilantro.


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