Make the most of your beet greens with this simple recipe. Beet greens are sautéed with garlic, lemon juice, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper and cooked until tender for a healthy and tasty side dish.
Servings: 2 people
- ½ Tablespoon olive oil to coat pan
- 1 bunch beet greens and stems
- 1 clove garlic minced
- ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- sea salt to taste
- ground pepper to taste
Add the beet greens (including the stems) into a big bowl of water and wash them well. Remove from the water and shake dry. Chop the greens and stems into 2 inch pieces, discarding any thick or really tough stems.
Heat a medium saute pan and add olive oil. Once warm add garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add beet greens and stems, toss until greens are wilted and tender, 5-8 minutes. Add the red pepper flakes and lemon juice to the pan and toss. Season with salt and pepper and serve.
Serving: 1cup beet greens | Calories: 49kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 1266mg | Potassium: 340mg | Fiber: 2g