Delicious Sauteed Beet Greens

Beets are famous for their roots, but beet leaves are tasty, too. This sautéed beet greens recipe shows off their delicate texture and sweet, mild flavor.

Delicious Sauteed Beet Greens

Delicious Sauteed Beet Greens

Don't throw away those hearty green leaves
that top fresh bundles of beets! They have a
flavor similar to kale. This simple recipe will help you make the most of your fresh
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Side Dish
Servings 4 people
Calories 50 kcal


  • large pot
  • large skillet
  • chopping knife
  • colender
  • measuring spoons


  • 2 bunches beet greens stems removed
  • 1 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes, crushed
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper freshly ground, to taste
  • 2 lemons quartered


Step 1

  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the beet
    greens, and cook uncovered until tender, about 2 minutes. Drain in
    a colander, then immediately immerse in ice water for several
    minutes until cold to stop the cooking process. Once the greens are
    cold, drain well, and coarsely chop

Step 2

  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in the
    garlic and red pepper flakes; cook and stir until fragrant, about 1
    minute. Stir in the greens until oil and garlic is evenly distributed.
    Season with salt and pepper. Cook just until greens are hot; serve
    with lemon wedges.


The blanched greens will keep in the refrigerator for about 3 days.
Keyword Health, vegetables

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