This stir fried asparagus with turnips recipe includes yellow bell pepper and snow peas, complete with beef.

Stir fried asparagus with turnip recipe

Since asparagus seems to be widely liked as a vegetable, let’s talk about the turnips in this recipe. Turnips are a delicious root. They are common in the produce sections of most supermarkets, though not many people know how to prepare them. They taste great raw, with less bitterness and “kick” than a radish. Slice your turnips and add them to salads for crunchy bites high in vitamin C.

An interesting tid bit: people who carry a certain gene that is sensitive to the cyanoglucosides released by turnips are bound to find it twice as bitter than people who do not. I happily fall in the last category.

Any vegetable that makes it to my kitchen and can be stir fried, will be stir fried. So, after a few munches of the raw turnip it ended up keeping asparagus company in my wok. I think it likes it there, don’t you agree?

Stir fried asparagus with turnip recipe

Course Main
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1 lb. of taco meat or stir fry beef
  • 1 bunch of asparagus
  • 1 medium turnip
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 1 cup of snow peas
  • 1 tablespoon of finely grated ginger
  • 4 crushed garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of light soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of cooking oil


  1. Slice and chop the vegetables to be stir fried.
  2. On a wok or large frying pan, add one tablespoon of oil and allow to heat on high.
  3. Add the ginger and garlic and stir.
  4. Quickly add the beef and the salt and stir until beef is no longer pink. Set aside on a plate.
  5. Add the remaining table spoon of oil. Add the chopped asparagus, turnip, snow peas and pepper. Stir and cover for 3 minutes while still cooking on high.
  6. Uncover and stir the vegetables.
  7. Add the beef back in and the soy sauce. Stir uncovered for one to two more minutes.
  8. Serve over plain rice.
  9. Enjoy!

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