Quick Pickled Turnips

Quick Pickled Turnips

Perk up your cheese plate or crudites platter with these crunchy, zesty pickled turnips or try them on a sandwich instead of cucumber pickles.

From EatingWell: November/December 2012
Yield: about 2 1/2 cups
Active Time: 10
Total Time: 40


  1. 3-4 small turnips (about 12 ounces), peeled and very thinly sliced
  2. 1/2 cup quartered and thinly sliced red onion
  3. 3 cloves garlic, smashed and peeled
  4. 1 cup white-wine vinegar
  5. 1 cup hot water
  6. 1 tablespoon sugar
  7. 10 whole black peppercorns
  8. 1 teaspoon salt
  9. 1/4-1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)


  1. Layer turnips, onion and garlic in a quart jar (or similar 4-cup container) with a lid.
  2. Whisk vinegar, hot water, sugar, peppercorns, salt and crushed red pepper (if using) in a medium bowl until the sugar is mostly dissolved. Pour the mixture over the vegetables. Put the lid on and gently shake a few times to distribute the flavorings. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes for the flavors to develop.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.


Nutrition Per Serving: 12 calories; 0 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 3 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 1 g fiber; 52 mg sodium; 73 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus:

0 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1/2 vegetable