How to prepare turnip tops (cima di rapa) 1. Remove any yellowing leaves and large leaves. Rinse the remaining greens thoroughly and place them on a cutting board. 2. Use a paring knife to cut out any woody ribs, leaving only the tender leaves and fine ribs. 3. Shred the leaves If you're new here, you may want to subscribe by e-mail. Thanks for visiting!Thanks for visiting Living a Life in Colour again, good to have you back here. If you haven't yet, you might want to subscribe by e-mail . Enjoy! Thanks for visiting!