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

Sauteed Beet Greens: A simple recipe that even your husband will eat!
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 4


  • 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

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