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.

October/November 2007

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.