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Roasted Turnip Fries

BySarah Axtell, ND July 14, 2023

I got turnips in my CSA box this week and was inspired to make turnip fries. Thank goodness for CSAs to inspire me to branch out of my typical “broccoli, green beans, and spinach” routine. The American Gut Study, the largest published study to date of the human microbiome, found that people regularly eating more than 30 different types of plant foods (fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, nuts and seeds) each week had a significantly more diverse microbiome than those eating 10 or fewer different plants. Let’s think outside the box with more obscure veggies, such as jerusalem artichoke, parsnips, rutabagas, swiss chard, and TURNIPS!

Turnips are a non-starchy root vegetable rich in vitamin C, fiber, potassium, and calcium. Turnips can replace potatoes as a lower glycemic/lower carb alternative. I often throw them in soups or roast them in the oven as fries.

Turnip Fries


  • 3-4 turnips, peeled and cut into matchsticks.
  • 2 TBSP avocado oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 TBSP nutritional yeast
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven or air-fryer to 400 degrees F.
  2. On a parchment lined baking sheet, toss the turnips with oil and seasonings.
  3. Roast in oven or air-fryer for about 20-25 minutes or until they start to get crispy. (Flip halfway).

Editor’s Note: The information in this article is intended for your educational use only. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health practitioners with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition and before undertaking any diet, supplement, fitness, or other health program.

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