Mommy Made From Scratch

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Sauteed Garlic Beet Greens

I love my garden. 

Last late summer/fall we put in our first garden bed and had such great success that we added a second one and began gardening early this spring. 

One of the things I planted was beets. Despite much success with everything else we've tried so far, sadly the beets didn't really take off. The greens looked fabulous but when I pulled them out of the ground the red part of the beets were puny. This is a photo of our largest one which was maybe 1/2 inch round.

Not really worth boiling. 

I really didn't want the greens to go to waste so I made up a quick side dish with them using only 3 ingredients Hope you like it as much as my family (including 2 picky kids) did!

Sauteed Garlic Beet Greens
greens from 8-10 beets, red stem removed
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp minced garlic
dash of salt

Pour olive oil in small skillet. Add garlic followed by beet greens.

Saute until greens begin to wilt, about 2 minutes. Sprinkle with salt.

Serve with your favorite main dish. I served it with some angel hair Parmesan noodles. Enjoy!


  1. wow!! Looks so fabulous! I think this can be tried out with other greens too.

  2. Thank you for this delicious beet green recipe! I planted beets this year for the first time, so I am anxious to see how they turn out. At least I know that I can enjoy the yummy greens with your great recipe. Thank you for sharing at Fit and Fabulous Fridays!