Rosy Pickled Turnips Recipe

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Try this Rosy Pickled Turnips Recipe as a healthy and nutritious side dish for your next meal.
30 minutes DURATION
20 minutes COOK TIME
10 minutes PREP TIME
Makes 4 pints SERVINGS


  • Fresh turnips are as delicious as they are nutritious. This Rosy Pickled Turnips Recipe makes a great choice as a side dish for your next meal.

    Rosy Pickled Turnips Recipe

    1 beet (3 inches in diameter) or a small can of beets
    3 1/2 cups hot water
    7 tbsp pickling salt
    1 1/4 cups white vinegar
    4 turnips about 3 inches in diameter
    8 cloves garlic, peeled and halved


  • Cook the washed, unpeeled beet in 2 inches of water in a small saucepan for 20 minutes. Cool, peel and cut it into 1 inch pieces. Set aside.
  • Dissolve salt in hot water, then stir in vinegar. Peel turnips and cut into 1 inch pieces.
  • Place turnips, beet and garlic in clean, 1 pint canning jars, and cover with salt water. Screw on clean canning lids. Kept at room temperature, these pickled turnips are ready to eat in 3 days. Makes 4 pints.
    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.

This Rosy Pickled Turnips Recipe is a great way to include nutritious garden fresh turnips in your daily diet.