Lemon & Butter Braised Beet Greens

READY IN: 5mins
Recipe by Chef Gruyère

This is from the Earthbound Farms Organic Foods website. It says.... Choose baby leaves, 4 to 6 inches in length, for the mildest taste and most tender greens. Mature leaves have a much more pungent flavor and are best boiled until tender. This simple saute takes just a few minutes to cook and makes a lovely accompaniment to roast chicken or steak.

Top Review by shutterpugs

I love beets but have never eaten beet greens until today. Many times the greens have seen better days but this bunch of beets had lovely fresh looking greens so I used this recipe but diced half a red onion that I sautéed in the olive oil/butter mixture and then added the garlic and then the greens. The lemon juice is a must, and of course salt and pepper. I served it at room temp with sliced roasted beets and crumbled goat cheese. It was wonderful!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oil and butter in a large skillet or Dutch oven over low heat, and add the garlic.
  2. Cook gently, stirring frequently, until the garlic is fragrant but does not take on any color.
  3. Add the moist greens, raise the heat to medium-high, and cover the pan. Cook until the greens wilt, about 2 minutes, shaking the pan once or twice.
  4. Remove the cover; if there's any excess liquid, cook until it evaporates.
  5. Toss the greens with the lemon juice, salt, and pepper, and serve hot.

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