Easy and Healthy Turnip Greens
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Curried Turnip Greens – Tasty Tuesdays Link Up

The turnips I planted in my homemade self watering containers are going crazy!

turnip leaves

So I picked off a handful or two of the larger leaves and left the rest so the turnip roots underneath will have food to keep growing. Most stores here in California cut the greens off of the turnips before selling them (unlike beets that have the roots and the greens) probably because turnip greens are one of the most bitter greens so most people wouldn’t bother to cook them. Such a shame.

All greens are loaded with vitamins and nutrients, but in order to cut the bitterness most recipes for turnip greens involve cooking them for a long time and adding salt and pork fat (bacon or salt pork).

Well, not in this recipe and not only was it delicious, I couldn’t taste the bitterness.

Curried Turnip Greens

Prep time5 minutes
Cook time25 minutes
Total time30 minutes
Meal type Salad and Vegetables, Side Dish
Occasion Autumn, Winter
Easy and healthy turnip greens cooked with curry and coconut milk.


  • turnip greens (washed and cut into 1 inch strips)
  • olive oil
  • onion (diced)
  • curry powder
  • coconut milk


No amounts are given because this recipe is based on how much turnip greens you have and the taste of the diners. If you like lots of onions, add them. Want it spicy, add more curry powder.

Note that turnip greens cook down A LOT! To serve 4 you want about a pound of fresh greens.


In a large pot, add about a half inch of water. Add a steamer basket and put greens in basket. Bring water to a boil, then reduce heat to low and steam for about 20 minutes.
Turnip greens uncooked
Remove steamer basket and pour out water.
Cooked Turnip Greens
Add a tablespoon or two of olive oil and sauté the onion until translucent. Add curry powder to taste (start with about a teaspoon and add more at the end if desired).
saute onions
Add coconut milk - start with about a 1/4 cup and add more as needed. Cook for a few minutes and serve.
add coconut milk to turnip greens

And now on to the Tasty Tuesdays Link Up party.

This month Sydney from Tastefully Frugal and Audrey from That Recipe are the co-hosts of this party!

cohost of Tasty Tuesdays

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Until next time, happy eating.

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