Thursday, June 9, 2011

Summer Turnip Bruschetta

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I came across these beautiful Summer Turnips at our Farmer's Market yesterday....

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After much debate over what to do with them, I settled on a Summer Turnip Bruschetta

Their beautiful mushroom color bulb reminded me of...


White Truffle Oil and freshly sliced Parmigiano Reggiano.

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Throw in some fresh basil, chives and a pinch of salt to taste...


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Even add some of the turnip greens if you'd like...


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Served atop toasted baguette slices, lightly brushed with garlic...

And you have a fresh and delicious, healthy summer treat!  The basic recipe follows...Enjoy!

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Summer Turnip Bruschetta

A few handfuls summer turnips, washed and diced
A handful of summer turnip greens, diced (optional)
A handful fresh basil, chopped
A handful fresh chives, chopped
1/8-1/4 teaspoon White Truffle Oil
1/4 cup shaved Parmigiano Reggiano
Kosher salt to taste, about a pinch
Buttered and toasted baguette slices, lightly brushed with fresh garlic clove right out of the oven

Directions:

Mix the first seven ingredients together until well combined. Serve atop the toasted garlic baguette slices.

13 comments:

Gabrielle said...

Sitting on the beac wishing these were waiting for me at the house. Love the creativity.

Maria said...

This looks. So different and I bet they taste yummy. Huge fan here of bruschettas.

Maria @ A Platter of Figs

Marc van der Wouw said...

Looks very nice....getting hungry now after my workout at the gym.

Courtney said...

This. Is. Perfection.
I can only imagine how delicious this is. What is it about the combination of truffle oil and parmigiano reggiano? It's heaven, really!

Raquel @ Erecipe.com said...

I love turnips I like the crunch...can I add cream cheese for this?

Amy said...

What a refreshing appetizer! Perfect to serve in summer time parties! I have a few coming up and I'm going to try this! Thanks for sharing.

Amy
http://utry.it

Jenn said...

I bet those were fantastic. Geez, girl, you make everything look like it's coming out of a 5 star restaurant.. heck, even better then that some times!!

Joanne said...

Tragically enough, I've never seen summer turnips before. but I'm always looking for new bruschettas! This one sounds delicious!

Lea Ann said...

What a fabulous idea. I've got to get me some of that truffle oil!

Karen said...

I don't think I've ever had a turnip! I always see them at the market...this needs to change!
What a fun way to use this ingredient...sounds so fresh.

Magic of Spice said...

Those turnips are just gorgeous! This is a lovely and fresh idea for a bruschetta :)

brandy said...

The dish looks delicious, I want to try some of that one of these days. www.gourmandia.com and www.gourmetrecipe.com also have attractive recipes that you’ll surely love!

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