Hakurei Turnip and Apple Salad


Now you are probably wondering what a hakurei turnip is?  It has been cultivated in Japan for thousands of years.  I had never seen or tasted one until it was in my CSA share.  It is a very mild and crisp vegetable that is wonderful in salads.  It can also be cooked as well as it’s greens.  You don’t need to peel it to eat.  Hakurei turnips can be found in Asian markets.


The white vegetable is a hakurei turnip. The greens are cilantro behind a gala apple.

This is a very quick and easy salad to make.  It is low in calories because it can be dressed with just a squeeze of a lime.  I used bottled lime salad dressing.

Hakurei Turnip and Apple Salad

  • Servings: 4 servings
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1 Hakurei Turnip
  • 1 Apple
  • 1/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • cilantro leaves
  • lime juice
  • salt
  • pinch of cayenne  pepper (optional)
  • smoked paprika


Cut hakurei turnip into  match sticks.

DSCN0417    Don’t peel apple and cut it into match sticks.

Toss together in a bowl with a few cilantro leaves and shredded cheddar cheese.  Dress with a little lime juice and one shake of the salt shaker and a sprinkle of smoked paprika.  You can add a tiny bit of cayenne pepper to taste.  Fresh simple salad to add to a meal.



7 Comments Add yours

  1. quilt32 says:

    I’ll check to see if my store has the turnip. The salad sounds good to me just based on the other ingredients, especially the cilantro.


    1. trkingmomoe says:

      It is an Asian vegetable that has a following in the organic CSA farms. It is very mild and good. I like them better then radishes. If you have a Asian store near you, that will be a good place to look.


  2. Sheryl says:

    What an interesting combination of ingredients! I never would have thought of combining turnips and apples.


    1. trkingmomoe says:

      It isn’t as strong as regular turnips. It is real mild. You don’t even have to peal it. It is popular on the West Coast. It is grows well here in South Florida during the winter. I guess it is a heirloom seed and this CSA is organic farm.


    1. trkingmomoe says:

      Thanks for stopping in and commenting.


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