(Raw) Marinated Turnip Greens

Raw Marinated Turnip Greens
Raw Marinated Turnip Greens

I’m eating raw this week with my roommates, a prospect that has had me at a bit of a loss. It’s hard for me to notcook things! Out or necessity, I’ve been combing the blog world for decent raw recipes that fit my abundant weekly CSA. This week we got so many darn turnip greens. Now, I hadn’t ever eaten a turnip before last week’s CSA, and the prospect of eating them raw had me a bit nervous. But this recipe (a combination of many online suggestions) turned out really delicious! My sister had a good laugh about me “massaging” greens, but if you’re not going to cook them it really does work to quickly soften and wilt them!

(Raw) Marinated Turnip Greens
serves 4

1 bunch turnip greens (about 6 cups chopped)
1/4 c. soy sauce
2 Tbs. olive oil
1/4 c. sliced sun-dried tomatoes (oil packed)
1.4 c. sliced kalamata olives
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/4 red onion, finely chopped
1 tsp. sea salt
1 tsp. red pepper flakes
generous fresh black pepper

Mix all the marinade ingredients and a large bowl. Remove any hard stems from the turnip greens, then “roll” the leaves, cigar-like, before slicing into strips. Add the greens to the marinade and “massage” or knead them a bit until they are well coated and wilt. Allow to marinate for at least 30 minutes – the longer they sit the better the flavor!