Ginger Turnips with Swiss Chard

(These aren’t from our garden — we didn’t grow turnips or swiss chard — but this was made with local, seasonal produce so I thought it was worth posting. I bought these from the Bad Seed Market, probably the hippiest farmers market I’ve ever been to, but they had wonderful, organic produce)

Ginger Turnips with Swiss Chard


2-3 Tbsp. butter (I’m sure olive oil would work, too, but butter makes everything SO tasty!)
5-6 medium turnips, sliced, including the greens, sliced into strips
5-6 stalks of chard, sliced, + 2 of the leaves, sliced into strips (I saved the rest of the leaves for a stir fry)
3 cloves of garlic, minced
Ginger, to taste (I like ginger a lot, so I put probably about 2 tsp. though honestly, I didn’t measure so I can’t say for sure)
Salt and pepper to taste


Heat butter in a somewhat large skillet over medium heat. Add the sliced turnips and chard stems and cover.  Cook until tender and slightly browned (about 7-8 minutes?), stirring occasionally. Add the greens, garlic, ginger, salt, and pepper, and continue to cook over medium heat until the greens are wilted and bright green (usually only a couple minutes, though for the chard it was slightly longer). Serve immediately over couscous (at least that’s what I did :-))