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
- 1 Hakuei Turnip
- 1 Apple
- 1/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- cilantro leaves
- lime juce
- pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)
- smoked paprika
Cut hakurei turnip 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.