Miso Roasted Organic White Turnips

Miso Roasted Organic White Turnips

Organic white turnips are one of those vegetables that you might overlook at the farmers’ market or grocery store. They are not as popular or flashy as their cousins, the purple-top turnips or the rutabagas. But don’t let their humble appearance fool you. White turnips are a versatile and nutritious vegetable that can add a lot of flavour and texture to your dishes.

But one of our favourite ways to enjoy white turnips is to roast them with miso paste, a fermented soybean paste that adds a savoury and umami flavour to any dish. Roasting the turnips with miso paste creates a caramelized and crispy crust, while keeping the inside tender and juicy. The result is a simple and delicious side dish that goes well with rice, noodles, or meat.

Here is how to make miso roasted white turnips in a few easy steps:


  • 1 bunch organic summer white turnips
  • 2 tablespoons miso paste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Sesame seeds for garnish
  • Chopped green onions for garnish


Preheat your oven to 200°C.

Wash and trim the white turnips, then cut them into bite-sized pieces.

In a small bowl, whisk together miso paste, olive oil, maple syrup, soy sauce, minced garlic, salt, and pepper.

Toss the turnip pieces in the miso mixture until well coated.

Spread the coated turnips on a baking sheet lined with baking paper.

Roast in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the turnips are tender and golden brown, stirring halfway through.

Once roasted, sprinkle sesame seeds and chopped green onions on top for extra flavour and freshness.

Serve hot as a delightful side dish or enjoy them on their own as a tasty snack.

Pro Tip: Don't discard the turnip greens! They can be sautéed or added to soups for an extra nutritional boost.

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