Most people roast their turnips, grate them in a salad– and I think that’s kind of it. Because who would think of turning them into a meatless meatball?? Ashley Madden of Rise Shine Cook! That’s who. And what a beautiful idea it is. This is such a fun way to move turnips over to main dish category, rather than always having them hang out on the side of your plate.

Recipe from: Ashley Madden at Rise Shine Cook


  • ½ cup raw buckwheat groats
  • 1 small yellow onion, small diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups grated turnip (~1 small-medium turnip)
  • 1 cup chickpeas (cooked or canned)
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • ½ cup finely chopped kale
  • ¼ cup rolled oats (gluten free)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon Himalayan or sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

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*The featured image is a stock photo meant to represent this dish.