Roasted Turnip Quinoa

Roasted Turnip Quinoa


Dinner ahhh dinner, the highlight of my evening…that is only if I plan ahead. I am a big planner and organizer so if I don’t plan meals for the entire week it is usually a Chipotle night. Yum, love me a burrito bowl. Anyway…I didn’t do a good job of planning this week with our schedules, so as I went to make dinner tonight, I stared into my fridge full of these “green” things that we just got last night in our first CSA share and my mind starts creating a plan or an idea for hopefully a delicious meal. To be honest, I totally pulled this one out of my butt and it turned out fabulous. Not only did I learn to cook with some of these things, but I also learned that I loved the taste of new veggies and so did the husby which is always a plus!


I started with what I was going to use from the weekly CSA share. Peas, baby turnips, turnip greens, scallions, and microgreens.


Roasted Turnip Quinoa


Now what else do I have in my fridge? Mushrooms, garlic and onion…perfect! I went to my pantry and got out the olive oil and quinoa and we were in business.


I added 2 tablespoons of olive oil to my cast iron skillet and let that heat up a bit before adding my minced garlic and chopped onions. After about 3 minutes I added the chopped mushrooms and peas and sautéed that for another 3-5 minutes. This allows the peas to still have a delicious crunch to them.


Roasted Turnip Quinoa


While that was cooking I was roasting the baby turnips in the oven on 350° and chopped up the turnip greens. Gave them a quick rinse and then threw them in the cast iron pan with the rest of the veggies and sautéed for another 3-5 minutes.


After my quinoa was done, and turnips were roasted it was ready to plate. I put a little quinoa down first, added my veggie mixture and some roasted turnips. Then I topped it with some scallions and some microgreens and we were ready to eat! Delish!


Roasted Turnip Quinoa


The combinations of flavors was delicious, I almost forgot that I was eating healthy. And look there is a turnip in the shape of heart. How cute?


Roasted Turnip Quinoa


Ingredients from our CSA:

Baby turnips and their greens

Scallions – chopped




Other Ingredients:

Olive oil – 2-3 Tbsp

Mushrooms – 5-6 chopped

Yellow Onion – 1/3 chopped

Garlic Cloves – 3 minced

Garlic Powder – 1 tsp

Red Pepper Flakes – ½ tsp

Quinoa – ½ cup

Salt & Pepper to Taste



  1. Prepare quinoa as directed
  2. Pre-heat oven to 350 °
  3. Wash turnips and slice into 1/4 in slices, coat in olive oil and put on baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown
  4. Meanwhile, heat 2 Tbsp of olive oil in cast iron skillet then add garlic and onions and sauté for 3 minutes
  5. Add chopped mushrooms and peas and sauté for another 3-5 minutes
  6. Add chopped turnip greens and sauté for another 2 minutes
  7. Add Red Pepper Flakes, Garlic Powder, Salt & Pepper and sauté for another 1-2 minutes
  8. Remove turnips from oven and serve with veggie mixture over the quinoa
  9. Top with scallions and microgreens


For more recipes from our week one CSA share, click HERE.

For more recipes, click HERE.