Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  58
  • Protein  1 g
  • Carbohydrates  7 g
  • Fat  3 g
  • Cholesterol  8 mg
  • Sodium  104 mg
  • Potassium  199 mg
  • Phosphorus  33 mg
  • Calcium  36 mg
  • Fiber  3.0 g

Green Beans with Turnips

Here's a great way to get your vegetables. This Southern kidney-friendly recipe for Green Beans with Turnips packs a lot of flavor. It's easy to make, just boil and add the spices. Yum.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe created exclusively for by DaVita dietitian Sara, RD, CSR, CDE, from California.

Portions: 8     Serving size: 1/2 cup


  • 1 pound fresh green beans
  • 2 medium turnips
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika


  1. Remove ends from green beans and cut into 1-1/2" pieces. Peel turnips and cut each one into 8 pieces. 
  2. Place vegetables and garlic in a medium-size pot. Cover with 3 cups water and bring to a boil. Reduce to medium heat and cook uncovered for 15 minutes.
  3. Remove pot from heat and drain water. Add butter, pepper and salt. Gently toss to mix seasonings with vegetables.
  4. Remove to serving dish and sprinkle with paprika.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

    • 1 vegetable, medium potassium
    • 1/2 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Add a dash of hot sauce if you like spicy vegetables.

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