Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Baby Turnip, Snap Pea and Mint Dip

This recipe utilizes the first of the season bounty, bursting with flavor and life. Young turnips have a mild pleasant flavor similar to a radish, although less of a bite. Their greens are also edible, a tender mildly spicy green which I incorporate into this recipe. The texture is thick and smooth, similar to a guacamole. It's delightful served with an array of fresh vegetables, as a sauce atop spiralized noodles, or as a creamy sauce in a wrap. Enjoy the abundance of the season!

Baby Turnip, Snap Pea, and Mint Dip

-1 bunch of baby turnips with greens
-1 cup snap peas (stems removed)
-1/2 larger or 1 small avocado
-2 green onions
-juice of 1 lemon
-juice of 1 lime
-small handful of fresh mint
-optional: 1/4 red onion and/or clove garlic

Place all ingredients into blender on low until creamy purred consistency is reached. If desired chill in fridge for at least 20 minutes to meld flavors.

Serves one to many