Asian Turnip Salad

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  • 3-4 medium turnips, peeled (or ½ medium rutabaga, peeled)
  • 6 green onions finely sliced, Asian cut
  • handful coriander leaves, roughly chopped


  • 1 red chilli, deseeded (or 1 jalapeno)
  • 1 tsp fresh root ginger, grated
  • 2 Tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 lime, zest and juice
  • 1 small garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 pinch sea salt


  1. Julienne turnips or rutabaga and place in medium sized bowl. Prepare green onions and coriander as directed—set aside.
  2. Finely chop chilli or jalapeno pepper and place in small bowl. Prepare and measure all remaining dressing ingredients and add to diced pepper.
  3. Toss dressing into turnip along with half of the coriander and green onion. Garnish with remaining coriander and green onion.

Recipe extension: Create a bed of noodles (e.g., thin soba noodles) by tossing with an additional batch of dressing. Sprinkle with black sesame seeds for colour contrast.