Making Turnip Slaw

Back in 2008, my mother published this recipe on the eHow website. Most people think of cabbage when making a slaw, but Dad grew too many turnips one year. They took their produce to the farmer’s market, but most people didn’t know what to do with turnips.

By creating recipes, Mom and Dad convinced more buyers to give the humble turnips a try. You probably have carrots, raisins, mayonnaise and sugar on hand and maybe even the lemon juice. Just get some turnips and try this refreshing summer recipe.

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Here’s the recipe as it appeared on eHow:

For a change from coleslaw, try this easy turnip slaw. This makes 6 to 8 servings.
Things You’ll Need:

3 cups shredded turnips
1/2 cup raisins (optional)
1/2 tsp. sugar
1 1/2 cup shredded carrots
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
Shred the carrots and the turnips using a grater or in a food processor.
Combine the shredded vegetables in a bowl with the other ingredients.
Stir the ingredients together well.
Cover and chill.


Wordstock said on 1/17/2009 – I will be trying this. It would be a different taste for us. I have never heard of turnip slaw before.
Mactraks said on 4/29/2008 – Oh, sounds so good! I hope library patrons bring me buckets of turnips this summer.

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