Hakurei Turnips with Greens


  • 4 medium-sized hakurei turnips with their greens
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped onion or 2 shallots, thinly sliced
  • 1 large clove fresh garlic, slivered
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/4 cup diced, cooked bacon (optional)


Cut the greens from the turnips and remove the large tough stems. Steam for 2 minutes, then drain, chop, and set aside. Peel the turnips, cut into chunks, and set aside. Melt the butter in a skillet, add the onion and garlic, then sauté for about a minute. Add the turnip chunks and continue to sauté until the turnips are a nice tan brown. Add the chopped greens, vinegar, and water; cover and steam for about 3-4 minutes. Sprinkle with bacon if desired.