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Marinated Turnip & Choy sum

Prep Time:

25 Minutes

Cook Time:

0 Minutes


2 Servings



About the Recipe

The humble turnip is one of the very best sources of vitamins and minerals you could think of. I shan't go into the details here but suffice to say that you really should include turnip as one of you "5 a day" vegetables. This turnip uses turnip liced very thin and then marinated to make a crunchy, tangy fibre rich dish.


1 turnip (approx. 250g)

60g choysum

1 slice ginger

1/2 tsp salt

for the marinade:

1 tsp lemon juice

2 tbsp rice vinegar

1 tbsp sugar

1 tsp toasted white sesame seeds


peel, the turnip. cut it in half and slice as thinly as possible (you can also use a slicer, if you have one)

rinse the choysum and cut into 2cm lengths

finely slice the ginger

put the turnip, choi sum & ginger in a bowl, sprinkle with the salt, mix well and leave to stand for 15 mins

to make the marinade:

mix the lemon juice, vinegar & sugar well in a bowl

now return to your turnip and choi sum. grip all the vegetable in the bowl in your hand and squeeze out any excess liquid. repeat 2 or 3 times, draining any liquid and add the marinade, stirring well

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