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Smoked Turnip Salad

Published March 14th, 2014 by ObisOne

Black Garlic Cream, Nasturtium Flower

The idea is to find a new, funky use for the beloved but often misunderstood turnip and create a room temperature salad with remarkable flavor components, similar yet different from the old standby, the potato.

Prep Time: 15 min

Smoker Time: 1 hr.

Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Skill Level: Medium

Serves: 4 Servings


  • 8 medium turnips, trimmed and cut into 1-1/2” cubes
  • 1 tbsp. Obis One Black Garlic Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • ½ tsp. granulated onion powder
  • 2 tbsp. white sugar
  • 2 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 4 Obis One black garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 1/8 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp. sour cream
  • 2 tbsp. cream cheese
  • 1 minced shallot
  • 1 dash cayenne
  • ½ tbsp. minced chives
  • 4 Nasturtium flowers and leaves, chopped fine


1. Prepare smoker with your choice of wood to 300 degrees F.

2. Mix together black garlic sea salt, paprika, onion powder, white sugar and brown sugar in a bowl.

3. Rub the mixture on all sides of the turnip cubes. Place on a rack in the smoker and allow to smoke 45 minutes. Remove and set aside.

4. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium low heat. Add flour and whisk for 1 minute. Add milk, sour cream, cream cheese, shallot and cayenne and cook over low heat until reduced to your preferred consistency.

5. To assemble, ladle ¼ of the sauce onto individual plates, top with two turnip cubes, top each with one half black garlic clove, sprinkle with flowers and serve.

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