Sauteed Beet Greens Recipe -
Sauteed Beet Greens Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Sauteed Beet Greens

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"My grandmother would pan-fry beet greens with garlic and olive oil. Following her example, I added sun-dried tomatoes and capers for a little more pop! The kids love it and it's quick and easy. Please note, although I have measurements listed, I am a 'pinch here and pinch there' type of cook. You may need to adjust for your personal taste."

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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    20 mins


  1. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir onion in hot oil until it begins to turn translucent, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir garlic into the onion; cook together about 1 minute. Fold the beet greens into the onion mixture, stirring to coat; cook until the greens wilt, 3 to 5 minutes. Add capers and sun-dried tomatoes; cook and stir until hot, about 1 minute. Remove skillet from heat; season dish with sea salt and black pepper.
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Mar 12, 2013

I used the stems of the greens, and omitted the capers. The sun dried tomatoes were an unexpected pleasure in this dish! I'll be making this again!

Aug 10, 2012

this was a flavourful and fast side dish.

Jul 13, 2012

I made this for my supper tonight. I'm also a "pinch of this, pinch of that cook" so I didn't follow exactly. I needed to have a protein, too, so I added 3 oz. of frozen Boca crumbles. Topped it all with some rice vinegar (that's all I had). It was a pretty good, one pan meal. Thanks!

Mar 08, 2014

My husband usually does most of the cooking in our house but the other night he was engrossed in a TV show so I hit the stove! I wanted a tasty way to prepare beet greens which he had already washed and cut up (sweet man). I found this recipe and it was close to what he usually does so I gave it a try. BANG! Delicious. I did not have the sun dried tomatoes, but there were two partially used tomatoes in the fridge so I cut them up and tossed them in with the beet greens and capers. I'd surely make this recipe again. Thanks! Jeanne

Jul 14, 2014

I was skeptical about this one because I am not a fan of beets, but we got the tops in our CSA this week. Well, I'm very happy we did because these were great!

Jul 07, 2014

They were great! I subbed coconut oil and didn't have sundries tomatoes on hand and was still delicious. I liked it even setter the second day.

Jun 19, 2014

Very very yummy. I left out the sundried tomatoes just because I didn't have any. We really enjoyed these with dinner and they honestly couldn't be quicker to throw together much like spinach.

Jun 01, 2014

This was a perfect combo to the Snapper, potato salad I made. I made this as my husband was cooking the red snapper on the BBQ. On farmer's market day I like to cook the beets while still fresh and wanted to do something quick with the greens that I usually toss. It was so easy and I had all the ingredients. He is usually picky about what cooked greens he eats. He ate a large serving too. Thanks.


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  • Calories
  • 107 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 9.6 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 7.2 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 5 g
  • 20%
  • Protein
  • 3.2 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 369 mg
  • 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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