December 11th, 2014

Rutabaga

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 rutabaga

Rutabaga is a hearty root vegetable closely related to a turnip, and is often confused with one. Rutabaga is sometimes called “yellow turnip”. Rutabagas can be used interchangeably with turnips and in many potato recipes. They have a rich yellow color and slightly sweet flavor. Rutabagas store for months in cold storage and are a winter staple.


Storage

Store unwashed rutabagas in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to a month.


Preparation

Rutabaga can be eaten peeled or unpeeled, but for creamy texture and preparations remove the peel. Scrub the root of excess dirt before peeling. Slice and dice into whatever shape your recipe calls for. Rutabaga most often enjoyed roasted, mashed, or in a gratin.


Recipes

Mashed Potatoes & Rutabaga

Mini Vegetable Pot Pies

Rutabaga Hummus

Shaved Root Vegetable Salad

Oven Baked Rutabaga Fries with Chipotle Aioli

Mashed Rutabaga with Yogurt & Sage

Cabbage Lo Mein 

 

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