The leafy part of the turnip root that is served as a vegetable green. The greens are harvested when the turnip is young and tender, resulting in a tender, succulent green. Turnip greens can be sautéed or steamed and added with other ingredients such as meat and vegetables to become a tasty side dish. Select bright green leaves that are springy and not wilted. They can be washed, dried and stored in a refrigerator for 1 to 2 weeks.