Peasant Turnip Slaw With Sweet Hot Mustard Dressing

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by 3KillerBs

I grow turnips for their delicious greens. But I get the roots as a by-product and need to find something to use them for. Not being too fond of cooked, mashed turnips, I'm playing with salad variations. This one is tangy and sweet with just a bit of bite from the sweet hot mustard. "Cooking" time is chilling time.

Top Review by Elly in Canada

After searching for a couple of weeks, I finally found some small white turnips I wanted to use to prepare the slaw. DH and I enjoyed this for lunch, served with our hot dogs! I loved the extra crunch of the turnip and the bit of heat from the mustard. I did reduce the amount of sugar and it was still sweet enough for us. I added the celery seeds, another nice flavour when you crunch one of the seeds!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Peel turnips and carrot. Shred or julienne cut all the vegetables.
  2. Toss veggies with sugar.
  3. Mix dressing ingredients, whipping with a fork or a whisk until the mustard is dissolved.
  4. Toss dressing with veggies.
  5. Chill at least one hour to blend flavors.
  6. Note: Can substitute Splenda or preferred artificial sweetener to make this diabetic-friendly.

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