Saturday, July 6, 2013

Loaded Roasted Turnip Salad

My mom asked me to bring a Potato Salad to a little party at her house. My husband and boys don't care for potatoes too much so I decided to make a Turnip Salad in addition to the Potato so they had a choice in the matter.

4-6 medium turnips, peeled and diced*
small amount of olive oil
salt and pepper

1/3 cup sweet onion, minced
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup greek yogurt
1/4 cup mayo
1/2 tsp garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste
6 slices bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
2-3 green onions, chopped
1/2 cup shredded cheese(flavor up to you, I used colby jack)
1-2 TB chopped fresh chives

*You can sub potatoes for the turnips for an excellent Loaded Baked Potato Salad
Preheat oven to 400

Lightly oil a shallow pan and place on the diced turnips, salt and pepper to taste then toss them gently so the get a little oiled as well.

Bake 20 minutes until just barely fork tender.

*If you are subbing potatoes, prick them well with a fork, then bake them in skins until fork tender but still somewhat firm, then cool completely, peel and dice.

Chill thoroughly.

Mix sweet onion with sour cream, yogurt and mayo. Add garlic powder and salt and pepper to taste.

Reserve a few TB bacon, cheese and green onions, set aside.

In a large bowl toss with chilled turnips and the larger portions of crumbled bacon, green onions and cheese.

Sprinkle with reserved portions and the fresh chives

Allow to chill for at least 1 hour before serving.

This is with potatoes:

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