Middle Eastern Pickled Turnips Recipe

Middle Eastern Pickled Turnips Recipe

How To Make Middle Eastern Pickled Turnips

A Middle East staple, pickled turnips are an incredible side to dishes like hummus, flatbread, falafels, and shawarmas. Leaving you craving for more!

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 5 minutes
Total: 15 minutes



  • 3cupswater
  • cupkosher salt
  • 2bay leaves
  • 1cupwhite vinegar
  • lbsturnips,peeled and cut into ½-inch thick batons
  • 1smallbeet,cut into ½-inch thick batons
  • 2clovesgarlic,roughly chopped


  1. In a medium-sized pot, add the water, Kosher salt, and bay leaves.

  2. Heat on medium heat, stirring for about 3 to 5 minutes until salt is completely dissolved.

  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 since it is only for seasoning.

  6. Pour the liquid into the container. Let sit for 5 days.

  7. Best served refrigerated.

Recipe Notes

The pickles are usually good for about a month.


  • Calories: 24.97kcal
  • Fat: 0.09g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.01g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.04g
  • Carbohydrates: 5.11g
  • Fiber: 1.41g
  • Sugar: 2.96g
  • Protein: 0.73g
  • Sodium: 312.73mg
  • Calcium: 25.57mg
  • Potassium: 150.11mg
  • Iron: 0.29mg
  • Vitamin A: 0.31µg
  • Vitamin C: 15.22mg
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