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How to Grill Turnips

How to Grill Turnips
Choose turnips that have the smoothest skin. Photo Credit: cbell7153/iStock/Getty Images

Turnips contain high amounts of vitamin K, dietary fiber and calcium. The flesh of a turnip has a relatively soft flavor that takes well to simple seasoning followed by grilling. Grilled turnips have a lightly charred exterior with a seasoning-infused starchy interior. Serve them as a side dish or dice them for a salad or soup. A cooking time of approximately 10 minutes is required to grill turnips. This recipe yields three to four large servings or six to eight small servings.

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Step 1

Blend the cooking oil, ground, black pepper, minced garlic and lemon juice in a medium mixing bowl. Add the turnips and toss them with tongs to coat them in the seasonings.

Step 2

Preheat a grill to medium-high, or approximately 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 3

Place the turnip slices onto the grill and cook them for 3 minutes per side, or until they are soft. Transfer the turnips to a platter in a single layer.

Step 4

Allow the turnips to cool for five minutes. Serve the turnips while hot.

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