Tokyo Turnips Nested In Their Greens

Courtesy of Capay Valley Farm Shop

1 bunch tokyo turnips with greens
about 2 tablespoons olive oil
sea salt


  • Cut greens from turnip necks, rinse and set aside.
  • Pare necks and scrub turnips.
  • Set turnips in steaming basket over boiling water and arrange greens over them.
  • Cover and steam until turnips are just barely tender.
  • Timing varies with size and steamer, but 5 minutes is usual.
  • Spread turnips and greens on towel to dry.
  • Cut greens into 1-inch sections, more or less. Toss with about 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil.
  • Arrange in a wreath or nest on a serving plate.
  • Slice turnips, toss with 1/2 Tbsp oil, or to taste.
  • Nest in the greens.
  • Accompany with salt and a pepper mill.

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