Marinated Tokyo Turnips/Hakurei Turnips

Marinated Tokyo Turnips/hakurei Turnips Recipe

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Another version of sunomono but with baby turnips. Recipe source unknown. Use any good quality spring turnip or radish if Tokyo turnips (Hakurei turnips) are not available. Persian cucumbers are also a good substitute.


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Serves 4 as an appetizer or side, estimated
10 Min
No-Cook or Other


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1 bunch
tokyo turnips, scrubbed, trimmed and sliced into 1/4' rounds
1/3 c
rice vinegar (reduced from 1/2 cup, add more if desired)
1 Tbsp
coarse salt, to taste (i used french grey)
water, to cover


black sesame seeds
1/2 tsp
fresh ginger, grated

How to Make Marinated Tokyo Turnips/Hakurei Turnips


  • 1Combine sugar, salt and vinegar in a medium-sized bowl and stir until sugar is dissolved. Add turnips and add water to cover. Stir to combine. 5 Set aside for 15 minutes.
  • 2Remove the turnips from the liquid and arrange on a platter or in a shallow bowl. Garnish with the black sesame seeds and a light grating of fresh ginger.
  • 3Serve at room temperature. You can also serve the marinated turnips over the turnips greens (if you saved them). Clean the turnips tops well first in a salad spinner.

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About Marinated Tokyo Turnips/Hakurei Turnips

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Japanese
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Vegan, Soy Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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