Turnip Salad in Sour Cream

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Appears in
The Complete Guide to Traditional Jewish Cooking

By Marlena Spieler

Published 2016

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This Ashkenazic sour cream-dressed salad was once eaten by all of Eastern Europe’s Jews. Sometimes it was made with large black radishes instead of Turnips.


  • 2–4 young, tender turnips, peeled
  • ¼–½ onion, finely chopped
  • 2–3 drops


  1. Thinly slice or coarsely grate the turnips. Alternatively, thinly slice half the turnips and grate the remaining half. Put in a bowl.

  2. Add the onion, vinegar, salt and pepper, toss together then stir in the sour cream. Serve chilled, g