Beet Greens with Beets

"When making this dish from your garden or store bought greens, chooose only the young leaves and discard the older, tougher leaves. I like a shake or two of hot pepper flakes."
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  • In a large pot bring lightly salted water to boil.
  • Add the greens and cook to just limp-about 3 minutes.
  • Drain well and chop.
  • Melt the butter in a skillet, add the garlic, ginger, and greens and saute 1-2 minutes.
  • Stir in the chopped beets, lemon juice, and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Heat through, about 2 minutes and turn into a serving bowl.

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  1. Derf2440
    Di, you are going to think I'm nuts, but this sounded so good, had to try it. Couldn't find any beet greens except some awful looking, with really old big leaves, soooo, I used some lovely nice fresh spinach! with canned baby beets. It turned out delicious!! the garlic, ginger and lemon are a great combination, I can hardly wait for spring to try it with nice fresh beets with young beet greens. Thanks for sharing, beets are one of our favourite veggies and we will enjoy this recipe often.
  2. Darlene10
    Absolutely awesome and I even forgot the lemon. I have had this recipe in my cookbook since December and have been anxiously awaiting the first fresh beets at the farmer's market. This was well worth the wait.
  3. lolsuz
    Really good. I had a HUGE bunch of fresh beets from the grocery store and wanted a way to cook the tops as well as the roots. The way the recipe is written, the root part doesn't get cooked much at all (perhaps it's written for canned beets) so I boiled my cubed beet roots until they were soft and then added them to the sauteed greens. We loved 'em, thanks for the recipe!
  4. ChiefCookandBottleW
    Sorry - but the lemon was so overpowering niether of us could eat it and we love beets and the greens. I tasted it without the lemon and it was very good.
  5. Janie from TX
    My husband liked it. However I wasn't to crazy about it.



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