Never waste beet greens again! Sautéed beet greens combine with sweet roasted beets for a simple 和 nutritious side dish.
I used to buy fresh beets 从 the farmers market, chop off the tops 和 promptly throw the greens in the garbage. 这样一个耻辱! One day (probably through reading blogs) I realized that you can 和 应该 吃绿色蔬菜. Not only are they packed with nutrients but they’re great for juices or smoothies 和 extremely delicious sautéed. Their tender texture 和 mild flavor makes them one of my favorite greens for sautéing.
So if you’re a beet green tosser like I was, listen up 和 don’t throw them away next time. Save those bad boys, sauté ’em up 和 serve them with chunks of roasted beets for a flavorful 和 healthy side dish. I promise you will not be disappointed. 好吧, not by the taste at least… I can’t be held accountable if you get a little sad about all the beet greens you’ve tossed in the past.
What Are Beet Greens?
Beet greens are the leafy greens that are attached to the beetroot. A lot of people don’t know you can eat them 和 a lot of grocery stores actually cut them off because people don’t want them! But they’re incredibly good for you 和 so tasty! Beet greens are loaded with antioxidants, 和 they’re high in vitamin A, 维生素C, 维生素B6, 镁, 和钾. They have a mildly sweet 和 slightly earthy flavor that is so delicious when sautéed.
How to Prep 和 Store Beet Greens
When you bring your beets home 从 the store, trim the leaves 从 the root right away so the leaves don’t deplete moisture 从 the beetroot 和 wilt.
If you’re not going to cook your beet greens right away, you can keep them fresh in your fridge for about 5 days. After removing the greens 从 the beet root, wash 和 dry them then wrap the greens in a dry paper towel 和 place them in a reusable bag (I love my 存放行李) or Ziploc bag 和 store in the veggie or crisper drawer of your fridge.
Here’s What You Need
金色的甜菜 – I love using 金色的甜菜 which have a sweeter, less earthy taste than red beets but any type of beet works! Look for beets that are firm 和 round with bright, healthy looking greens. When you bring the beets home 从 the store, trim the leaves 2 inches 从 the root so the leaves don’t deplete the moisture 从 the beetroot 和 wilt.
橄榄油 – the oil to roast the beets in. You can also use avocado oil.
大蒜 和 洋葱 – you’ll sauté the beet greens with 大蒜 丁香s 和 洋葱 to add delicious, complimenting savory flavor!
apple cider vinegar – add a little ACV at the end of cooking to brighten all of the flavors 和 bring the flavors together.
Bragg’s liquid aminos or 椰子举 – similarly to the apple cider vinegar, a touch of aminos will elevate the flavors of this dish as a whole.
crushed red 胡椒 – for just a touch of spice.
sea salt 和 胡椒 – to season the entire dish 和 bring all of the flavors together.
How to Make Sautéed Beet Greens with Roasted Beets
预科的甜菜: If you haven’t already, cut off the leaves 从 the beetroots. Wash the greens well (I like using my 沙拉转轮!) 和 chop the greens 和 stems. Discard any large 和 tough stems. Scrub the beetroots really well 和 poke 2-3 times with a fork.
Roast the beets: Wrap the beets tightly in aluminum foil 和 roast at 400ºF for 70-90 分钟 or until beets are tender. Carefully unwrap the beets 和 run cool water over them to stop the cooking 和 peel the skin off. The skin 应该 easily peel off as you run the cool water over them. Chop the beets into bite-sized pieces.
炒蔬菜: Heat the coconut oil in a skillet 和 add 大蒜 和 洋葱. Sauté until fragrant 和 then add the beet greens. Add in the chopped beet pieces, apple cider vinegar 和 liquid aminos to the pan 和 give one final stir. Season with salt, 胡椒 和 crushed red 胡椒. 享受!
This is a delicious side dish that pairs with a wide variety of 九州体育App下载! Here are some pairing suggestions:
Baked chicken tenders – keep it simple with chicken tenders but make it fancy with a side of beet greens!
Cut the tops of the beets to 1-2 inches. Wash 和 chop the greens 和 stems, discarding any large 和 tough stems.
Scrub the beets clean, poke 2-3 times with a fork 和 wrap tightly in aluminum foil. Roast in a 400°F oven until tender, about 70-90 分钟 if you’re using medium-large sized beets.
Unwrap the beets (they’ll be piping hot so be careful!) 和 run cool water over them. The skin 应该 easily peel off while you do this. Once peeled, chopped one or two of the beets into small chunks. You can save any remaining beets for another recipe. This step can be done ahead of time.
Once your beets are ready, heat your coconut oil in a skillet on medium heat. Add the 大蒜 和 洋葱 和 sauté until fragrant.
Add the the greens 和 sauté a little longer, about 3-4 分钟.
Add chopped golden beet pieces, apple cider vinegar 和 liquid aminos to the pan 和 give it one last stir. Season with salt, 胡椒 和 crushed red 胡椒, 品尝.