Food of the Week: Turnip Greens

Jan 26, 2014

Turnip Greens are a cruciferous vegetable packed with nutrition.  These leafy greens are an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C, folate, dietary fiber, calcium, vitamin E and vitamin B6.  Additionally, they are a good source of potassium, vitamin B2, iron, vitamin B1, omega-3 fatty acids and protein.

Spicy Skillet Turnip Greens

Makes 6 servings



  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, cut into wedges
  • 1 pound turnip greens, cleaned and chopped
  • ¼ cup water
  • pinch brown sugar
  • ⅛ teaspoon red pepper flakes (adjust to preference)


  • Drizzle olive oil into skillet over medium heat.
  • Add onion and cook until just tender, about 3 minutes. Then add ½ of turnip greens. Allow to cook down and add the remainder of the greens.
  • Add water, brown sugar and red pepper flakes. Adjust the amount of red pepper to your personal taste.

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