(Şalgam Çorbası - Central Anatolia Region)
1 small turnip, peeled, grated (Sprinkle 1 tbsp salt all over and squeeze the turnip with your hand, then rinse. This way the turnip won't be bitter)
1 small onion, thinly sliced
2-3 tbsp ground beef, medium
2 cups hot water
4 tbsp bulgur (or rice), small grain, rinsed
Saute the onion and ground beef. When the ground beef is cooked, add the hot water, bulgur, turnip, salt and pepper. Cook until the vegetables are tender at medium-low heat.
Divide into the soup bowls. Sprinkle some mint and cayenne pepper all over and serve while still hot.
Benefits of Turnip:
Turnips are a "starch" vegetable, but provide only one third the amount of calories as an equal amount of potatoes.
The Turnip holds a great number of nutritional benefits.
Turnips have low calories and no fat. Turnips are also good for controlling high blood pressure.