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Sautéed Beet Greens

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These sautéed beet greens are a flavorful and tasty side dish that comes together quickly with just a handful of ingredients. This is such a delicious recipe to make the most of your beet greens!

Beet greens served in a white bowl

If I’m being quite honest, you can never have enough side dishes, especially when they look and taste as good as this!

I love beets! My air fryer beet chips and beet, apple and carrot juice are two favorites, but I hate to see those beautiful greens go to waste! Instead of throwing them out, turn them into a beautiful side dish!

Ingredients for Sautéed Beet Greens

You just need a few ingredients to turn your beet greens into something wonderful!

  • Olive Oil: To sauté. You can also use vegetable, canola or other neutral oil you have.
  • Beet Greens
  • Onion and Garlic
  • Broth: I like the flavor that chicken broth adds, but you can make this dish vegan by using vegetable broth.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
Fresh beets on a marble worktop

How To Make Sautéed Green Beans

  • Chop the veggies into small pieces so that they are ready to use. Make sure the beet leaves and stems are separated.
Vegetables chopped on a cutting board
  • Heat oil in 10-in skillet over medium heat. Add beet stems and onion and sauté until stems and onion have softened, about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in garlic and cook for an additional minute.
onions and beet stems cooking in a pan
  • Stir in beet green leaves and chicken broth and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until beet greens have softened.
  • Stir in apple cider vinegar and salt to taste.
the beet green leaves added to the pan

What do you serve them with?

Beet greens are a really versatile side dish and are great to serve with your favorite weeknight meals, or for larger celebratory family meals. Try them with:

Can you make this ahead of time?

I like to serve these greens as soon as they are cooked, but if you have leftovers you can store them in an airtight container for 2 to 3 days. You can then either heat them through on the stovetop to serve, or even serve them cold as a salad.

What do beet greens taste like?

Beet greens are totally edible and 100% delicious! They taste similar to other dark greens like Swiss chard, but they have more sweetness to them.

They are also full of nutrients, so they are a great addition to your diet. They contain no fat and are rich in vitamin K, calcium and iron.

Beet greens in a white bowl on a marble work surface

Recipe Notes and Tips

  • Be sure to wash the greens before chopping them to remove any dirt.
  • If you can use organic beets that haven’t been sprayed.
  • The greens should be cooked on a medium heat. Don’t cook them on a high heat or they could burn.
  • Use vegetable broth to make this side dish vegan.

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Sautéed Beet Greens

These sautéed beet greens are a flavorful and tasty side dish that comes together quickly with just a handful of ingredients. This is such a delicious recipe to make the most of your beet greens!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword beet greens, how to cook beet greens
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 91kcal
Author Tanya

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 bunch greens from 3-4 beets chopped into small pieces, stems and leaves separated
  • ½ yellow onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ¼ cup chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • ½ Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  • Heat oil in 10-in skillet over medium heat. Add beet stems and onion and sauté until stems and onion have softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook for an additional minute.
  • Stir in beet green leaves and chicken broth and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until beet greens have softened. Stir in apple cider vinegar and salt to taste.

Notes

  • Be sure to wash the greens before chopping them to remove any dirt.
  • If you can use organic beets that haven’t been sprayed.
  • The greens should be cooked on a medium heat. Don’t cook them on a high heat or they could burn.
  • Use vegetable broth to make this side dish vegan.

Nutrition

Calories: 91kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 237mg | Potassium: 445mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 3163IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 1mg
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Chris

Friday 3rd of July 2020

Tanya, I just wanted to thank you SO much for all these wonderful recipes that you provide in such a professional and extremely customer friendly way. Plus, your recipes are almost always out of this world. Thank you for being the person that you are and sharing all this with us.

Tanya

Saturday 4th of July 2020

Thank you so much Chris! I'm always happy to share :)

Jena

Thursday 4th of June 2020

I made this recipe yesterday, but swapped out the beets for chard (it's what I had in the fridge). Oh man! I was nodding and making "mmm" noises while eating alone in my flat. Delicious!

Tanya

Friday 5th of June 2020

lol, thank you so much Jena! So glad you liked the recipe.