"Don't throw away those hearty green leaves that top fresh bundles of beets! They have a flavor similar to kale. This simple recipe will will help you make the most of your fresh beets!" — Daryl
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beet greens, stems removed
extra-virgin olive oil, or to taste
crushed red pepper flakes
salt to taste
freshly ground black pepper to taste
I just saute in olive oil in a big skillet and skip the blanching part to save washing a pan. First I thinly slice the stems and add them first to get a bit of a head start on the leaves then slice the leaves in thin strips (the bunch at a time). When wilted it is ready.
Good. I prefer greens to be baked up crispy with olive oil and salt or seasoned salt and eaten like a chip. My husband was a fan of this recipe.
I had never had beet greens before and I thought this was a very good, easy dish to prepare. I did not use the red pepper flakes as I have an 8 year old who does not like anything spicy, but it would probably be a good addition. I plan to make this again and I think I will try adding some crumbled bacon to it next time for a little twist. Thanks for the recipe!
Outstanding. I had never thought of putting the greens in cold water after boiling. That really kept them fresh. I used more olive oil. Forgetting to season the green while cooking I put kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper on the greens as I served them. My dinner guests loved them.
I omitted the crushed red pepper but added two slices of sliced and chopped sweet onion in with the garlic and olive oil before adding the beet greens. Very good and this will be a staple in my recipes to cook. LOVED and ususally I do not like beet greens. Five stars.
This was delicious - we were scraping our plates. I added more red pepper and added the juice of 1 (small) lemon as the greens were sauteing. Added a little crumbled feta to the top. So good, I'm going to have to go out and get more greens. I think this would be equally delicious with any kind of green - chard, kale, etc.
Super good. Super easy. I sauteed some shallots and added some beets (I love cooked beets), along with some shrimp. What a great, easy meal.
delish. can't wait to add something on top like goat cheese
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Simple and Delicious Beet Greens
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 32
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