Garlic Sautéed Beet Greens

IMG_3132Remember these? Remember how delicious they are? Well, today a special treat from Haleigh, hoarder of all things rendered useless by most people.

We all love the beets; but what about the GREENS?

IMG_3242Don’t throw those beet greens away – they’re useful for lots of things. In particular, a very tasty sautéed dish.

In their natural state, beet greens are salty (similar to kale or collard greens) and somewhat bitter. However, they are rich in protein, vitamins, and minerals, making them too good-for-you to simply feed to the garbage disposal.

IMG_3244 IMG_3245Garlic Sautéed Beet Greens

INGREDIENTS:

Greens from 3 large beets
2 tsp olive oil
1/2 tbsp minced garlic
Herb/spice mixture (parsley, oregano, coriander are always good)
Salt and pepper to taste

METHOD:

Rinse beet greens and chop into manageable pieces. Heat olive oil in skillet and let garlic brown. Add beet greens and sauté down for approximately five minutes. Serve hot.

IMG_3246Garlic sautéed beet greens make an excellent addition to a dinner of roasted beets and carrots (or my Thyme and Sage Roasted Beets and Parsnips) and freekah.

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