Mexican Zucchini and Turnip Saute

Posted by dmzlucka on Jan 22, 2012
Filed: Side Dish
Tagged: mexican vegetarian

Tasty little side dish with my chili verde.  My new years resolution was to eat fresh, local and in season so I had Mexican zucchini and turnips on hand and wanted them to "play well" with my entree. Volia!  

Served with a globe squash mash that I used instead of refried beans in my burrito.  All this was part of my new years resolution to eat fresh, localand in season once a week....then I started blogging it for kicks.  What an adventure this has been (trying to be creative with veggies that not even the grower seems to be able to fully identify!!)



  • 5 small turnips, peeled and quartered then braised in a mixture of chili verde sauce and water till fork tender (this can be done in the microwave for 4 minutes)
  • 2 medium Mexican Zucchini, halved then sliced in half moons
  • 1 bunch of green onions, chopped
  • 3 table spoons of Verni olive oil
  • 1/4 cup pepitas



Heat skillet and add olive oil.  Saute onions and zucchini.  Add in the turnips and toss with pepitas, salt and pepper.  Shake a few times and let the onions caramelize before serving.