Beet Greens

Summary

Servings: 
4
Prep time: 
10 minutes

Description

Don't throw away those hearty green leaves that top fresh bundles of beets! They have a flavor similar to kale.

Ingredients

  • 2 bunches beet leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 0.25 teaspoon chilli flakes
  • 2 wedges of lemon

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the beet greens, and cook uncovered until tender, about 2 minutes. Drain in a colander, then immediately immerse in ice water for several minutes until cold to stop the cooking process. Once the greens are cold, drain well, and coarsely chop.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in the garlic and chilli flakes; cook and stir until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in the greens until oil and garlic is evenly distributed. Season with salt and pepper. Cook just until greens are hot; serve with lemon wedges.

Notes

Salt and pepper to taste