How to Cook Beet Greens

Cooked beet greensIf you want to know how to cook beet greens you’ll be glad to hear that it’s really simple to do and get right, and beet greens are especially tender.

Fresh beets have wonderful green leaves but they won’t stay fresh for long so it’s best to cook them as soon as you get them. If you leave them in the fridge for a day or two, you’ll find they don’t look so tasty after all.

The first thing to do is to chop off the beets from the end of the stems and set aside. Next, peel off the green part of the leaves from the purple stem and place into a pan of cold water.

Beet greens ready for washing

When you’ve got all the good greens into the pan, transfer into a colander and rinse under running water.

Beet greens in a pan

Put the wet greens back into the pan and sprinkle on a touch of salt.

Cover the pan and allow to cook in its own steam. Check every few minutes and stir the greens. When they’re looking tender, give them a taste to be sure and then turn off the heat.

The beet greens are deliciously tender and delicate and can be added to your favourite recipe, like this spicy cauliflower dish , or eaten on its own as a side dish.

If you have some cooked beet greens left over, they can be heated up in a frying pan with a touch of olive oil. Stir fry them and serve as normal.

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