You might be asking yourself, “pickled turnips? What exactly is a turnip?” Well, for one thing, it’s a root vegetable, and belongs to the Brassicaceae family.
The first time I decided to attempt pickled turnips, I couldn’t even find them in the store. Embarrassingly, I grabbed rutabagas instead! Something told me to go back and check the name above the display, and sure enough, I had grabbed rutabagas. The two look very similar, and are considered “cousins.”
While doing some research on the differences between the two, I read that rutabagas are a hybrid of a cabbage and a turnip… who knew? So now that you know a little bit more about turnips, what do you do with one? Well, buy a couple, and give my Middle Eastern pickled turnips recipe a try!