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Sauteed Beet Greens with Feta

I love beets. Beet salad, beet soup, but what about beet greens? Yes, you can (and should) use beet greens in your cooking.

Last week I roasted a few beets to make beet/garbanzo beans/boiled eggs and feta salad, and made the following dish from the beet greens.

The key to cooking with beet greens is to make sure you wash them really well because they tend to be full of sand and dirt: something you definitely not want in your dish.

Sauteed Beet Greens with Feta

olive oil
3 garlic cloves, sliced
beet greens from 3 beets, washed, cut into 1 inch pieces
a few pinches red pepper flakes, more or less depending on your heat tolerance
salt & pepper to taste
feta cheese

1. Heat olive oil. Add garlic slices and saute for a few minutes.
2. Add stalk parts of beet greens, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper and saute for about 5 minutes.
3. Add leaves from the beet greens and saute till tender.

4. Serve hot with feta on top.

These pictures were taken with the kitchen lights on, so I apologize.

I really do hope you'll try cooking with beet greens! You can do so many things with them:

* add them to soups
* saute them with garlic, raisins and pine nuts
* add them to pasta dishes
* juice them!


Lea Ann said...

I've always wondered about that each time I throw those beautiful greens in the trash. I love beets too and have never used the greens. I will now! Thanks for the recipe.

Beatrice said...

I like cooking with beet greens -- I will have to try them with feta!

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Simones Kitchen said...

Buenos dias! I am back! Love this beet dish and if it didn't have feta in it I would make it tonight, but my cheese hating boyfriend will not be happy if I do!

Anonymous said...

Sounds delicious with feta! I have not cooked with beet greens, really do need to get some to try!

TreeofAvalon said...

Way late to the discussion but I just found your recipe and... Yum!!! Thanks!

Olga @ MangoTomato said...

Thank you! ! Better late than never :)