Spicy Turnip Fries

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SERVES: 2 | PREP TIME: 5 min | COOK TIME: 25 min

Nutrition information per person: 90 calories / 8g carbs / 6g fat / 1g protein

The humble turnip can often end up lonely and unloved. These root veggies are reliable roasted and mashed but my favourite way to eat them is by transforming them into a spicy chip.

Turnips provide a third of the amount of calories as an equal amount of potatoes. They are also a great source of fibre, Vitamin, folic acid and minerals from the soils they grow in. This recipe is really simple but hopefully something you may not have tried before.

I really enjoy these chips with a poached egg for breakfast, served as a side for your favourite comfort food or on their own as a weekend snack.

Spicy Turnip FriesIngredients:

1 turnip
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tbsp olive oil

Bonus Recipe: Vegan Garlic Mayo
1 garlic clove, peeled
1 tsp Dijon mustard
150ml rapeseed oil
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
80ml soy/almond milk
Salt and pepper
Blend all ingredients together until smooth and refrigerate


1. Preheat the oven to 200’c fan

2. Peel the turnip. Slice in to quarters and slice into 1cm thick long wedges. Rinse in a sieve with cold water and pat dry (to help them go crispy).

3. Place the chips on a lined baking tray with a good drizzle of olive oil, and season with salt and pepper and the paprika. Toss well to coat the turnip.

4. Bake for 25 minutes.


 Recipe by Founded Nutrition. www.foundednutrition.com @founded_nutrition