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October 12, 2016 | HF Healthy Living Team

If you’ve ever passed a vegetable in the supermarket and not known what it was or what to do with it, then this recipe is for you. Watch as Chef Elsie Ramos uses wax turnips to make a delicious alternative to potatoes.

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Curry-Seasoned Wax Turnips

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1 16- ounce package of cubed turnips or two large wax turnips, chopped
  • 1 large sweet Vidalia onion, chopped
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Curry seasoning to taste
  • Olive oil


  1. Add oil to a large skillet or nonstick pan and heat on medium.
  2. Add wax turnips, then cover and let cook for 15 minutes.
  3. Add chopped onion, curry, and salt & pepper.
  4. Add a few drops of olive oil, then stir.
  5. Cover and let heat on low for another 15–20 minutes.
  6. Turnips are ready when you can stick a fork in and pull it out with no resistance.
  7. Add salt to taste.
  8. Serves four. Enjoy!
Elsie Ramos
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About Elsie Ramos
Elsie Ramos is a former contestant on Fox’s Hell’s Kitchen and the author of Elsie’s Turkey Tacos and Arroz con Pollo. She attended The French Culinary Institute to further pursue her culinary interests. She’s an active volunteer for The American Diabetes Foundation, and in 2011 she partnered with Healthfirst to support efforts that highlight the importance of healthy eating.

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