How to Cook Beet Greens

Don't throw away those beet tops

 
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Ryan GoodwinPublished on 20 days ago

This is a simple way to prepare and cook fresh beet leaves. A lot of cooks just throw these leaves away, but they're easy to cook and taste very similar to chard.

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What you will need

1 handful of beet greens

1/2 white onion, sliced

olive oil

salt

How to cook

1

2

Remove beet tops

Take off the beet tops and then separate the leaf from the stem. Wash both thoroughly.

3

Chop the stem

Remove the ends of the stem on either side and then chop the stems.

4

Warm some oil in a pan

Heat some oil in a pan over medium.

5

Sliced onion

Add sliced onion. Stir.

6

Add the beet stem

Add the chopped beet stem.

7

Stir over medium heat

Cook this down until both the onion and beet stem are tender, stirring frequently. As the greens become tender, season with a little salt and pepper. If you like, you can add a splash of vinegar or wine and reduce at the end of cooking.

8

Serve

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