Quick & Refreshing Turnip Lemon Pickles

22Oct09

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Ingredients:
Turnips w/ leaves attached…………….4
Lemon……………………………………………..1
Salt………………………………………………..2/3 teaspoon

Directions:
1. Peel and quarter the turnips (lengthwise), and then slice each quarter into thin triangles. Coarsely chop the leaves.

2. Slice the unpeeled lemon in half (lengthwise) and then slice each half into very thin half circles.

3. Place (1) and (2) into a sturdy zip-lock bag along with salt. Use clean hands to “massage” the mixture. Then seal the bag and let it sit for 1 hour or up to half a day before serving.

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These are light, refreshing pickles in the shiozuke category of Japanese-style pickles. Actually more like a salad than pickles. The lemon slices add a slight, but intriguing, bitterness to the mixture.

Our turnips are about 7 cm (3 in) or less in diameter, so if yours are much bigger, please adjust accordingly.

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One Response to “Quick & Refreshing Turnip Lemon Pickles”

  1. Sounds fantastic!


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