Lemon Garlic Turnip Greens

Lemon garlic turnip greens are a quick and easy way to make leafy greens taste good. They make a delicious side dish or convenient meal prep component.

free from: wheat/ gluten, dairy, soy, egg, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 71 kcal


  • 16 oz Nature's Green chopped turnip greens
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice (or more to taste)
  • salt to taste


  1. Preheat a large cast iron skillet (or other heavy skillet) over medium-high heat.

  2. While the skillet is getting hot, quickly chop the turnip greens into smaller pieces if desired. I like to take a handful of greens at a time and run a knife through like I'm creating ribbons of turnip greens. Mince garlic and set aside.

  3. Once the skillet is hot, add oil and let oil get hot (takes about 30 seconds).

  4. Add turnip greens to hot skillet and oil and cook quickly, stirring every 30-60 seconds. After 3-4 minutes as turnip greens have quickly been cooking down, add minced garlic and cook another minute or two, stirring occasionally.

  5. Add lemon juice at the end of cooking. If you're meal prepping the turnip greens and want them to retain a brighter, prettier green color, wait to add lemon juice just prior to serving and eating. (You can add some lemon wedges to your meal prep containers and squeeze over fresh in the moment).

Nutrition Facts
Lemon Garlic Turnip Greens
Amount Per Serving
Calories 71 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 46mg2%
Potassium 336mg10%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 13139IU263%
Vitamin C 71mg86%
Calcium 218mg22%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.