Cooking beet greens is not something that is very common. They are something that often gets thrown in the bin or compost. But they can be eaten and they are a tasty green and they are also free.
That might sound strange but it’s true. I bought some beets for just $2.79 and their leafy greens came included for free! That’s 4 fresh beets plus a whole bunch of fresh greens for less than $3. Now that’s a bargain!
Surprisingly beet greens are really tasty! My husband is not really a big fan of greens, yours might be the same. Sure he does eat them but not in great quantities. BUT he actually served herself two extra serves when I made these simple sauteed beet greens!
Yes, I was surprised that he liked them so much! So if you have people in the house who don’t like greens too much then perhaps they might like these as well 🙂
Sauteed Beet Greens Recipe
- 1 bunch beet greens – cut the stalks about 2cms below the leaves
- 2 small onions or 1 large one – diced
- 1 tablespoon dry sherry
- 1 tablespoon tamari (wheat free soy sauce)
- Oil for cooking
- Heat oil in a wok or large fry pan
- Add onions and saute until brown for about 3 minutes
- Add your beet greens and saute for 3-5 minutes
- Add the sherry and tamari
- Cook for a further 2 minutes or to your desired texture – I like them a little crispy but you may like them cooked better
- Serve as a side dish to your favourite meal