Sautéed Fresh Turnip Greens

May 26, 2017

Yield: 4 servings


  • 1 lb fresh turnip greens
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 hard cooked egg
  • 1/3 c. minced green pepper
  • 2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/3 c. chopped onion
  • 1/2 tsp. sugar
  • 2 strips bacon
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper


  1. Wash turnip greens thoroughly. Trim off coarse stems. Fry bacon until crisp and remove it from the fat. Save for later use.
  2. Add onion and green pepper to bacon fat and saute until limp.
  3. Coarsely chop turnip greens and add to onions and green pepper.
  4. Stir to mix well. Cover tightly and cook 10-15 minutes, or until tender.
  5. Add salt, black pepper, sugar and lemon juice. Toss lightly.
  6. Turn into serving dish and garnish with crisp, crumbled bacon and slices of hard-cooked egg.