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Later, Tater! Try These 13 Too-Tempting Turnip Salad Recipes

Later, Tater! Try These 13 Too-Tempting Turnip Salad Recipes

Looking for turnip dishes? We’ve compiled some hassle-free and delicious turnip salad recipes in one list, just for you!

The turnip. 

How much does the average home chef know about this root vegetable? 

Well, I realized that I honestly knew very little, so I started to investigate. 

In researching, I realized turnips are really a hidden gem, especially in the low carb community. 

They make an excellent replacement for potatoes in salads much the way cauliflower does when baked.

They are available year round and are favorites among home gardeners.  

Keep a lookout for the “purple top white globe” variety which is most common. 

They do need a good scrubbing before preparing. 

Turnips can be sliced, diced or spiralized giving them multiple uses in salads, adding a nice firm crunch, especially when adding them in your Turnip Fauxtato Salad and Scarlet Queen Red Turnip Salad

Choose the less-to-just ripe ones to use in raw turnip recipes, about two inches in diameter, and no peeling necessary. 

The younger ones are tender and sweet as opposed to the more ripe turnip that can have a more gritty texture which makes them the better choice for baking, and need to be peeled. 

They can be baked, boiled, roasted, or mashed. 

If you find the taste of turnips to be a bit bitter, one trick is to cut them and boil for a bit with a cut potato which will soak up the bitterness. 

Along this adventure, I collected some amazing turnip salad recipes such as the refreshing and delightful taste #10 has to share with you! 

My hope is that you will find one that inspires you! It’s time to mix it up and lean into the taste of turnips!

I had to do a double take when looking at this raw turnip salad! It looked identical to potato salad! 


Breaking this down, the turnips were microwaved for six minutes till tender. 

The mayonnaise base is prepared. 

Next, the hard boiled eggs, celery, green onion, and dressing get added in while turnips are cooling. 

Once cooled, dice turnips and add in as well. 

This recipe has some flexibility in adding a bit of sweetener if you like and to add as many eggs to taste. 

I am pretty sure you will be as amazed as I was at how lovely this substitution turned out! 

Another take on the potato salad look alike contest with salads with turnips. 

Not exactly sure where the “old fashioned” part comes in, but certainly different spices used from the fauxtato salad. 

This one swings to the dill side of things with dill pickle relish or dill pickle juice. 

Solid instructions for the first step of preparing the hard boiled eggs and turnips either on the stove top or in an instant pot. 

In the instant pot, they can be cooked together which is really time saving! 

Mix it all together and give it a good bit of time to chill before serving.

Putting a few turnips in salad recipes does not mean they have to be sliced or diced. 

Here we can put the spiralizer to work making beautiful strands of curly strands out of the turnip. 

Add to those four spiralized turnips, celtic coarse salt, fresh dill, freshly squeezed lemon, and avocado oil. 

That, my friend, is it. 

Done and ready to serve.

This grated turnip salad, it seems, is another excellent substitution option I have stumbled upon. 

This time the substitute is using grated turnip instead of coleslaw. 

Additional ingredients which can be quickly prepared and added are carrots, a Granny Smith apple, lemon juice, onion, oil, apple cider vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper, and fresh parsley. 

The fun part is shredding or grating the turnips, carrots, and apple. 

One hour for chilling is recommended!

Alrighty then! 

This is literally a storyboard turnip salad recipe!

The pictures show you seamlessly step by step how to make this lovely turnip salad with the full write up coming up at the end. 

Kinda cool layout if you ask me! 

The alternate title for this salad on the post is a mouthful! 

Spring Salad with Baby Greens, Radishes, Turnips, Quinoa, Chickpeas, Garlic Scapes, and Chive Blossoms. 

Nothing like listing all the ingredients in the title! 

Guess you know from the start exactly what is included…

The quinoa adds a lovely texture and the radish gives off its peppery flavor which combines with the dressing beautifully. 

Crunchy? Yes. 

Satisfying? Yes.  

Versatile? Yes. 

So many positive vibes going on here in this raw turnip salad.  

Cook up the bacon, toast the walnuts, cut the kohlrabi (a German turnip variety) and turnips into matchsticks, slice the turnip greens into thin ribbons, make the dressing, toss to coat fully. 

Last step is adding in the bacon and walnuts that were cooked back at the beginning. 

Sprinkle some salt and pepper to taste. 

Viola! Love the different textures and flavors here.

Fun fact: Root vegetables play together nicely in a recipe, especially when roasted together. 

For example in turnip salad recipes, turnips, carrots, beets, parsnips and rutabagas could easily be added or substituted and this knowledge is a nice trick to keep up your sleeve. 

This recipe starts with pan baking the turnips cut into small cubes and tossed with garlic, oil, sesame seeds, honey, and salt. 

Once pulled from the oven, soy sauce and cilantro are put on top while the turnips cool. 

Then the rest of the salad is pulled together with the lettuce, cooked quinoa, scallions, whisked with vinegar, and oil. 

Toss and combine all the parts. 

Ready to serve.

Turns out salads with turnips are more prevalent than I originally thought. 

This one differs in that it is served slightly warm with freshly roasted turnips and earthy golden beet wedges. 

Red beets which are sweeter could be used, just keep in mind the red color they produce. 

Also included are baby kale and chopped beet greens. 

The green goddess dressing recipe included is a lighter version with Greek yogurt, green onions, garlic, dill, and cilantro that is best run through a blender. 

It has a lot of green and a lot of yum!

This turnip salad recipe comes with a warning I will quote here!

“Yuzu kosho is spicy. Not suitable for kids or those who are sensitive to the heat.” 

There you have it. 

A warning has been issued and acknowledged. 

This salad has only three ingredients: a turnip, dried wakame seaweed, and the Yuzu Kosho dressing made of oil, Yuzu Kosho, lemon juice, and soy sauce. 

Slice the turnip, soak the wakame seaweed in the water, mix the dressing and toss together when ready to serve, not ahead of time. 

If your taste buds are up to the challenge, it might be an interesting venture.

The turnips in salad form here are different from the purple top, white globe variety often used. 

This ingredient list includes kohlrabi, a German turnip, and the smaller Japanese turnip with a bit more of a radish flavor. 

This can be a side salad or add avocado and salmon to make it into a whole meal.  

The veggie part includes preparing by slicing and dicing kohlrabi, Japanese turnips, cucumbers, shallots, and cilantro. 

Whisk together the dressing of coconut aminos, lemon, ginger powder, and kelp flakes. 

Lastly, pour the dressing over the veggies and serve as is or on a bed of arugula lettuce. 

This recipe creator firmly believes that when dealing with raw turnip recipes, the turnips should be marinated for one to two hours.

The recommended marinade for this salad includes olive oil, lime zest, lime juice, white wine vinegar, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, dill, and salt. 

Seriously, all that is left is preparing the greens, red onions for the marinated turnips to be added on top. 

Garnishing options include walnuts, pomegranate seeds, or pomegranate molasses. 

It is a colorful feast to the eyes and a zippy taste for the mouth!

As a visual learner, I sincerely appreciate recipes with accompanying video or pictures. 

For this raw turnip salad, we have explanatory pictures for each step of the process which is quite helpful. 

The ingredient list includes snow peas, turnips, carrots, pea shoots, beet sprouts, balsamic vinegar, peppers, walnut oil, and pumpernickel rounds. 

There is blanching of the snow peas, peeling and slicing of the turnips and carrots, mixing a vinegar dressing, and tossing all together.

What a unique and colorful presentation!

Turnips in salad creations can include many different varieties! 

This recipe calls for a bunch of Scarlet Queen Red turnips. 

They are like the cherry tomatoes of turnips: cute, colorful, and full of flavor! 

Talking about flavors, this salad has them all, bitter, sweet, salty, bright, crunchy, and fantastic to enjoy with a slice of your favorite bread. 

Other ingredients include cucumber, scallions, pistachios, feta cheese, lemon juice, and olive oil making the colors in this recipe so tantalizing!

The bottom line

While turnips are root vegetables that do not get much notoriety, these turnip salad recipes show that there are loads of things that can be done with them to add variety to any menu plan.

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13 Turnip Recipes

13 Turnip Recipes

Searching for turnip recipes? Here are 13 different turnip salad recipes you can make at home.


  • Turnip Fauxtato Salad
  • Old Fashioned Turnip Salad
  • Refreshing Turnip & Dill Salad
  • Shredded Turnip, Apple & Carrot Salad
  • Spring Chickpea Radish Turnip Salad
  • Kohlrabi & Turnip Slaw With Walnuts & Bacon
  • Sesame Roasted Turnip Salad With Quinoa
  • Roasted Golden Beet & Turnip Salad With Green Goddess Dressing
  • Turnip Salad With Yuzu Kosho Dressing
  • Refreshing Kohlrabi & Japanese Turnip Salad
  • Zippy Marinated Turnip Salad
  • Turnip Salad With Sprouts
  • Scarlet Queen Red Turnip Salad


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