Five-spice roasted turnips
SmartPoints® value per serving
This underused vegetable makes a fabulous side dish to poultry and meat, yet is hearty enough to stand on its own as a vegetarian main dish. Cooking turnips brings out their sweet, peppery flavors. We've seasoned them here with Chinese five-spice, a blend of cinnamon, cloves, fennel seeds, star anise and ground peppercorns to amp up their flavor, and also add a little bit of honey to the roasting pan to tame the turnips' sometimes bitter kick. If you've previously shunned this humble winter root, now is the time to give it a new, inventive try. You won't be disappointed! To make the sesame seed garnish shine, toast the seeds rapidly in a hot, dry skillet, until they just begin to color.
2 pound(s), peeled and cut into 1/2-inch chunks
- Preheat oven to 425°F. Coat a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray or line with parchment paper; set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine turnips, oil, honey, five-spice powder and salt; spread in a single layer on prepared baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes.
- Sprinkle on sesame seeds and stir; bake until turnips are lightly browned and tender, 10-15 minutes more.
- Serving size: 1/2 cup