Everyday Meals

Simple and Delicious Beet Greens

Ingredients

  • 2 bunches beet greens, stems removed
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, or to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes(Optional)
  • salt to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2lemons, quartered
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the beet greens, and cook uncovered until tender, about 2 minutes. Drain in a colander, then immediately immerse in ice water for several minutes until cold to stop the cooking process. Once the greens are cold, drain well, and coarsely chop.

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  • Step 2

    Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in the garlic and red pepper flakes; cook and stir until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in the greens until oil and garlic is evenly distributed. Season with salt and pepper. Cook just until greens are hot; serve with lemon wedges.

  • Cook's Note

    Advance preparation: The blanched greens will keep in the refrigerator for about 3 days.

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