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Pickled Turnips are the pickle of the Middle East, vinegary, a bit of heat and completely addicting and they are the perfect complement to your favorite gyro, falafel, roast chicken or kebab.

Middle Eastern Pickled Turnips

Pickled Turnips are the pickle of the Middle East, vinegary, a bit of heat. They're the perfect side to your favorite gyro, falafel, roast chicken or kebab.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Armenian
Keyword Armenian food, easy recipes, Middle Eastern food, Middle Eastern Recipes, pickled turnips, pickling, side dish, side dish recipes, turnips
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 21 kcal
Author Sabrina

Ingredients

  • 3 cups water
  • 1/3 cup Kosher salt
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 2 pounds turnips , peeled and cut into 1/2 inch thick batons
  • 1 small beet , cut into 1/2 inch thick batons
  • 2 cloves garlic , roughly chopped
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Instructions

  1. In a medium sized pot, add the water, Kosher salt and bay leaves.
  2. Heat on medium heat, stirring until salt is completely dissolved, 3-5 minutes.
  3. Let cool completely then add the vinegar.
  4. In a large container with a tight fitting lid, add your turnips and beets.
  5. Add the garlic (this can be a very rough chop, you don't eat the garlic, it is only for seasoning so it doesn't need to look pretty).
  6. Let sit for 5 days.

  7. Before serving, they are best refrigerated.
  8. The pickles are usually good for about a month (they normally last about a week in our house because I eat them with everything!).
Nutrition Facts
Middle Eastern Pickled Turnips
Amount Per Serving
Calories 21
% Daily Value*
Sodium 2402mg 100%
Potassium 124mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Vitamin C 14.9%
Calcium 2.2%
Iron 1.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.