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These turnip fries are deliciously spiced and pair well with the creamy, yogurt dipping sauce. They are an excellent low-starch and low-calorie alternative to traditional potato French fries.

Golden turnips fries on parchment with yogurt dip on the side.

Turnips are high in vitamins and fiber and are a great addition to a healthy diet, especially when they are baked in the oven rather than fried. They are also a keto-friendly food, in moderation. Check out how to easily make turnip fries below.

Ingredients

Raw turnip fries in bowl with chives, yogurt and spices on the side.

These turnip French fries are made with simple seasonings and an herbaceous, lemon-garlic dip that complements them perfectly.

For the Turnip Fries:

  • large turnips that are about 4″ in diameter – they will be cut into matchsticks (long, thin strips)
  • olive oil
  • dried oregano
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • salt and pepper
  • Chives – to garnish (these are optional)
Raw turnip fries in bowl with chives, yogurt and spices on the side.

For the Dip:

  • Greek yogurt
  • dried dill
  • fresh garlic
  • lemon juice
Raw turnip sticks on a large parchment-lined frying pan.

Selecting Your Turnips

Turnips are known for being a bit spicy, but cooking them mellows out their taste significantly. The hakurei turnip is one of the mildest varieties but can be on the smaller side, so they won’t work well for fries.

The purple top white globe turnips are widely available and should be easy to locate in the produce area of any grocery store. They can get quite large so you should have no problem finding suitable ones for these fries.

Top view of turnip fries on parchment lined cutting board with yogurt dip in a small bowl.

Tweaks

Feel free to experiment with adding additional dip flavors as you see fit. You could combine some chipotles and Greek yogurt for a spicy chipotle sauce, or even use a barbecue sauce or a kimchi mayo dip.

The recipe can also easily be made vegan by using a plant-based yogurt or sour cream in place of the Greek yogurt.

Golden turnips fries on parchment-lined cutting board.

These turnip French fries make an excellent snack on their own or could be used as a side for a larger meal.

Storage

You can store any leftover dipping sauce and fries in a sealed container in the refrigerator for 1-2 days. Reheat the fries in the oven to restore crispiness.

Golden turnips fries on parchment-lined cutting board.

Did you enjoy these turnip fries? Let me know in the comments and please share the recipe!

Golden turnips fries on parchment with yogurt dip on the side.

Turnip Fries With Creamy Yogurt Dip

Joss D
These turnip fries are deliciously spiced and pair well with the creamy, yogurt dipping sauce.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, French
Servings 4
Calories 96 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

For the Turnip Fries:

  • 2 large turnips - (about 4” in diameter), peeled and cut into matchsticks
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt - or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • chives - chopped – to garnish (optional)

For the Dipping Sauce:

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • ½ tablespoon dried dill
  • 1 teaspoon fresh garlic - minced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • salt and pepper - to taste

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 450°F.
  • Add the turnip sticks to a large bowl and toss with the olive oil. Add the oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper. Toss until the turnips are evenly coated with the spices.
  • Transfer the turnips to a large baking sheet and spread them out.
  • Bake for about 30 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven, stirring halfway through, or until golden brown.
  • For the dip, mix the yogurt, dill, garlic and lemon juice together. Season with some salt and pepper.
  • Garnish the turnip fries with the chives and serve with the dip!

Equipment

Baking sheet

Notes

  • Nutrition information does not include the dip.

Nutrition

Calories: 96kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 1gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gSodium: 935mgPotassium: 208mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 23IUVitamin C: 19mgCalcium: 52mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information on In the Kitch is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. It may not include toppings and/or sauces.

Keyword turnips, white turnips
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