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Good for You Beet Greens

Whether you pluck beets from your backyard garden or swipe them up at the farmers' market, get dinner double duty out of these ultra-nutritious veggies by cooking the beet's leafy greens. Here's a quick and easy beet greens vegan side dish recipe.

Whether you pluck beets from your backyard garden or swipe them up at the farmers' market, get dinner double duty out of these ultra-nutritious veggies by cooking the beet's leafy greens. Loaded with vitamins and minerals, beet greens make a tasty vegan side dish or healthy ingredient for salads, soups, or tofu scrambles.
Whether you pluck beets from your backyard garden or swipe them up at the farmers' market, get dinner double duty out of these ultra-nutritious veggies by cooking the beet's leafy greens. Loaded with vitamins and minerals, beet greens make a tasty vegan side dish or healthy ingredient for salads, soups, or tofu scrambles.

Good for You Beet Greens

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1/4 cup chopped onion

  • 1 large garlic clove, minced

  • 1 pound beet greens, washed, woody stems trimmed, chopped

  • 1/2 cup white wine or water

  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

  • 1/2 cup pine nuts


Directions:

  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions and cook, stirring often, until onions soften.

  2. Add garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.

  3. Add wine or water and scrape any browned bits from the bottom of the skillet. Stir in red pepper flakes.

  4. Add the beet greens and stir to combine. Cover skillet and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until greens are wilted and tender.

  5. Add pine nuts, tossing to combine, and serve warm.


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