Rutabaga, from the Swedish word Rotabagge, meaning root, is only 50 calories for 1 cup, ( 116 calories for potatoes ). You can cook and serve it just as you would potatoes. Mash it or cube it. Everything you do with potatoes, you can do with rutabaga.
In England, we call it swede and it is served with our traditional Sunday roast, all covered in gravy.
Potatoes are also part of the ‘ deadly nightshade ‘ family of vegetables (tomatoes, eggplant, potato, sweet peppers). Some people have a reaction to the deadly nightshades and can experience a flare up of arthritis or eczema. Rutabaga is a delicious, low calorie and low carb alternative to the potato.
1 Rudabaga – Peeled
1 Tbs Margarine
Freshly Ground Sea Salt and Black Pepper
1 Tbs Dill
Peel rutabaga and cut into cubes.
Place into boiling water and cook until soft, 15- 20 minutes.
Drain, add margarine, dill and season. Serve.