Turnip Apple Slaw Recipe

Turnips are a cool weather crop that makes a great side dish. This Turnip Apple Slaw Recipe uses fresh from the garden turnips to pair with your next meal.

Add to My MSN

Total Hands-On Time: 30 minutes
Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

This Turnip Apple Slaw Recipe is a great way to include nutritious garden fresh turnips in your daily diet.


Fresh turnips are as delicious as they are nutritious. This Turnip Apple Slaw Recipe makes a great choice as a side dish for your next meal.

Turnip Apple Slaw Recipe

2 tbsp plain yogurt or kefir
2 tbsp soy or regular mayonnaise
1/4 tsp freshly grated black pepper
1 tsp honey
1 apple, quartered, cored and thinly sliced (use your grater’s flat blade)
2 turnips (3 inches in diameter), peeled and coarsely grated
1 scallion, finely chopped


1. Combine the yogurt, mayo, pepper and honey in a large bowl.

2. Mix in the apple, turnips and scallion.

3. Chill before serving as a side dish or slathering onto burgers or sandwiches. Serves 4.

Contributing editor Barbara Pleasant gardens in southwest Virginia, where she grows vegetables, herbs, fruits, flowers and a few lucky chickens. Contact Barbara by visiting her website or finding her on .

Read more about growing and cooking with turnips: Cool Weather Turnip Crops: Nutritious and Delicious.

Post a comment below.


Subscribe Today - Pay Now & Save 66% Off the Cover Price

First Name: *
Last Name: *
Address: *
City: *
State/Province: *
Zip/Postal Code:*
(* indicates a required item)
Canadian subs: 1 year, (includes postage & GST). Foreign subs: 1 year, . U.S. funds.
Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
Non US and Canadian Subscribers - Click Here

Lighten the Strain on the Earth and Your Budget

MOTHER EARTH NEWS is the guide to living — as one reader stated — “with little money and abundant happiness.” Every issue is an invaluable guide to leading a more sustainable life, covering ideas from fighting rising energy costs and protecting the environment to avoiding unnecessary spending on processed food. You’ll find tips for slashing heating bills; growing fresh, natural produce at home; and more. MOTHER EARTH NEWS helps you cut costs without sacrificing modern luxuries.

At MOTHER EARTH NEWS, we are dedicated to conserving our planet’s natural resources while helping you conserve your financial resources. That’s why we want you to save money and trees by subscribing through our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. By paying with a credit card, you save an additional $5 and get 6 issues of MOTHER EARTH NEWS for only $12.00 (USA only).

You may also use the Bill Me option and pay $17.00 for 6 issues.