The leafy parts of the turnip are obtained from most varieties of turnip roots. From the class Namenia, these greens have serrated bright green leaves. All turnip greens are excellent chopped in salads or cooked briefly and used as a colorful side dish. Turnips, a cruciferous vegetable, give any meal a healthy dose of Vitamin C. A versatile vegetable, turnips can be boiled, steamed, sauteed, mashed or pureed. Any way your prepare them, they are sure to be a delicious, healthy, and colorful addition to your meal.