In my quest to save money and try new things, I decided to try out cooking beet greens.
I scanned a few different recipes and just came up with this really quick method:
I separated the leaves from the stems, leaving about a half inch of stem at the bottom of each leaf, and then chopped the leaves finely.
I sauteed one clove of garlic:
And then added the chopped greens:
I then sauteed the greens over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until they cooked down. I found the experience to be more or less identical to the experience of cooking swiss chard.
Frankly, the amount of greens I was left with after cooking, which had come with my $4 bundle of 4 organic beets, was not particularly impressive. It really just came down to two servings. Still, it was a nice little extra freebie.
If one were to have a significant amount of beet greens to cook, here’s a recipe which looked really good:
Simply Recipes: Beet greens with garlic, bacon, brown sugar, red pepper flakes
That’s all for now!