Beet greens and spinach are healthy and tasty. I love beets and since I found out you can eat the beet ends, this is my favourite recipe to add to everything. When you buy beets, pick the ones with big green ends on top. They are packed with nutrients and so delicious as a side dish, with egg or tofu scramble or to add as a side to meat. My kids even like them so that’s a win considering meal time is always stressful for parents.
Beet Greens & Spinach Sautéed Recipe
I filmed a short video to show you how easy the beet greens are to make how they turn out. You will see by the video that the beet ends yield a big serving.
I bought three beets with the beet ends, it made tons and is fairly inexpensive. When paired with spinach, this dish packs a tons of nutrients for you and your family. Spinach gives you a super dose of iron, vitamin A, E and K, magnesium (which so many of us are deficient in) and B12. Add lots to the pan as it will shrink up. Beet ends have fiber, potassium, are high in antioxidants and said to reduce inflammation. Beets, beet juice and beet ends are even said to improve brain health. Who doesn’t want that?
- 1-2 tablespoons of Avocado Oil *purchased at Costco
- Salt and pepper to taste
- All of the beet ends
- 1 onion or 3 shallots
- 2-4 cloves of crushed garlic
- Crushed red pepper flakes *depending on your spice tolerance
- As much spinach that will fit in the pan
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How to Make Beet Greens:
- Wash the beets and beet ends *dry ends in a salad spinner
- Cut the top of the beet so the ends are left
- Cook your beets according to how you like them (I boil or bake)
- Chop the beet ends finely to bite size pieces
- 1-2 tablespoons of Avocado or Coconut Oil *purchased at Costco *heat in the pan on medium
- Next, add salt and pepper to taste *I also like a pinch of cayenne
- Chop any onion of your choice in bite size pieces
- Sautée onions in pan until soft *approximately 2 minutes – add a bit of water if needed
- Add all of the beet ends to the pan and sautée until a bit wilted *approximately 2 minutes
- Next add 2 to 4 cloves of crushed garlic into your pan *depending on your taste buds
- Optional: a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes *depending on your spice tolerance – I do about 1 tsp
- Finally, add as much spinach that fits in the pan and sautée until it wilts *about 1 minute
- Serve and enjoy!
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