16 Wed, 2011 § 8 Comments
Creamy, delicious, sweet & buttery –
who doesn’t like mashed potatoes?
But these are not potatoes. 😉
We received a bunch of turnips from our CSA, & I was determined to get some in Dave! Now he is pretty good about eating his vegetables, but he is fairly particular. He has been branching out more & more, so have faith those of you with picky veggie eaters!
If Dave had not known I was cooking turnips, I doubt he would have guessed the secret ingredient. After sampling my share – he wasn’t about to eat turnips after all – he gave me the go ahead to make this for both of us in the future. Epic success!
Not only is this mash packed with vitamin C, folic acid, magnesium & even calcium from the turnips, it carries a good dose of protein as well from savory, buttery great northern beans.
Whipped Turnip & White Beans with Thyme & Truffle Oil
makes 2 servings
- 3 medium turnips, peeled & quartered
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Sea salt & pepper
- 1 T fresh thyme
- 1 small leek or 2 – 3 baby leeks, sliced in thin circles
- 1.5 C cooked great northern beans
- [almond] milk, optional
- [earth balance] butter or truffle oil, optional
Preheat oven to 350*F.
Toss turnips with olive oil, season with salt, pepper & thyme. Roast for 30 – 40 minutes, tossing occasionally, until tender & lightly golden. Add leek & beans during last 10 minutes of roasting.
Remove from oven & puree with a handheld blender, adding a dash of almond milk if needed to achieve smooth consistency [I only added about 1 tablespoon]. Season to taste, stirring in “butter” if desired or drizzle individual servings with truffle oil.
This creamy, savory mash would be especially tasty paired with sauteed greens — am I pushing it? — or a stir-fry mushroom dish. A great replacement for comforting mashed potatoes, I would wager some kids [& husbands] would not realize what they were missing. If you are not sure about going full force, start small & simply add a couple turnips to your roasting potatoes & then puree with the beans.
I like most vegetables just fine but never thought I would be excited I still have turnips on hand, because we are making this again before the end of the week!
Do you like turnips? Do you ever hide veggies in dishes?