side dishes

Highly Underrated Beet Greens

Love spinach and swiss chard? If your answer is “yes”, then you will definitely be a fan of beet greens. For anyone who isn’t exactly sure what I’m referring to, it’s exactly what you would expect – the green leaves attached to beets. Have you been throwing them away? Don’t! Buying a bunch of beets can become a double dose of veggies. Beet greens are delicious and highly delicious. Have you tried them yet?  Here is my favorite way to make them…

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled & chopped
  • 1 bunch beet greens
  • 1 tablespoon Bragg Liquid Aminos or sea salt to taste
  • a sprinkle of fresh lemon juice (optional)

How to:

  1. Heat olive oil in a skillet
  2. Add garlic, greens, liquid aminos/salt
  3. Stir frequently until greens are wilted down (only takes a few minutes)
  4. Sprinkle lemon juice for a little zing
  5. Enjoy!

Serves 1 – 2 servings (depending on how much you love your greens ;))

Photo Credit: the daily green