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This is a lovely, simple way to prepare fresh beets and greens. The beetroot is cubed and cooked until tender and sauteed with the greens in butter, olive oil and garlic. My husband and I love beets, especially when cooked this way. The last time we prepared this dish, we used golden beets and enjoyed the contrast of the golden-yellow chopped beetroot against the lush greens. What we love most about beets is that it is one of the very few vegetables, which the entire plant can be utilized. Plus the health benefits are plentiful!
- Cut beets from greens, peel and chop into 1/2 inch cubes. In a small saucepan, boil beets for 10 minutes or until tender. Drain and set aside.
- While beets are boiling, remove stems from greens and rinse. Chiffonade greens and set aside (to chiffonade, gather greens into a bunch and chop at 1/2-inch increments).
- In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter and olive oil together. Saute garlic until softened and fragrant but do not brown.
- Add greens and cooked beets to skillet and toss until coated with butter and oil. Season with salt and pepper.
- Cover skillet and cook for 5 to 7 minutes or until greens are tender.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!