Vegan Turnips With Toasted Lentils

Turnips are a great food to add to your vegan and vegetarian healthy recipes. Turnips soak up alot of flavour and are so versatile to use.

Turnips are low in calories, rich in vitamins and minerals, and rich in fiber, making you feel fuller quicker, helping you lose weight more easily.


Olive Oil


Red onion


Red or yellow lentils

5 turnips



Soak the lentils in water for 1 hour

Dice up the turnips into cubes of roughly equal sizes

Cook the Red onion and garlic in the olive oil, add in the cumin seeds.

Add in the lentils and cook for another 5 minutes on a low heat

Add in the turnips and the tumeric and cook until ready

Health Benefits of eating turnips

This root vegetable is rich in vitamins (vitamin A, B and C) and minerals (calcium, magnesium and potassium). Turnips are good for your bones (rich in calcium), your heart (rich in potassium and fiber, which helps remove excess cholesterol) and against serious diseases such as cancer (vitamin C boosts the production of white blood cells and anitbodies, important to reduce the risk of cancer).

Turnips help regulate your metabolism and boost your immune system. Turnips are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin K, which help reduce inflammation and control cholesterol levels.

Enjoy these great root vegetables and try something different!

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  1. great work – keep it up – wonderful cooking ideas i cant wait to try them all 🙂

  2. […] Increase your fibre intake: Fibre such as Glucomannan can be taken in the forms of Supplements. Studies show that this fibre helps weight loss. Glucomannan absorbs water which is in your digestive system and makes you feel more full, helping you to eat less calories. Try new vegetable based recipes such as our purple cabbage salad, or our turnip and lentil dish. […]

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