Friday, February 5, 2010

Veggie Month: Beet Greens

I can't wait for the emails on this post.

When KK and I were at the story yesterday, I picked up a bunch of beets with stems nearly as long as my arm. (And my arms aren't too stubs.) The beet greens were falling out of my basket, and I said something to KK along the lines of, "I wonder if you can eat the greens. I feel guilty throwing so much out."

When I got home, I noticed a tag on the beets with cooking directions. Directions for cooking the beets and the greens. So that's what I did today. Removed the stems and chopping the greens, then sautéed them in a little butter and water.

The results were fantastic. It tastes just like spinach, spinach that comes free with a bunch of beets.

6 comments:

Kathryn Law said...

I told you! Did I tell you? Yes I did! The greens are the best part. And you don't have to remove the stems, either.

:)

DAD said...

I have a recipe but it is a lot of butter and little greens and of course a pinch of garlic. If greens are out of season the butter and garlic goes good with anything except peanut butter. That is where sugar comes in handy :-)

Mark Panik said...

Is all this Beet Talk driving BO crazy?

Michelle Panik said...

K-I just looked back through my blog comments and saw that you did suggest eating the greens on January 17. I'm so sorry I wasn't paying attention, especially since the greens are *A*mazing.

D-Two of the best combinations: butter & garlic, and peanut butter & chocolate.

M-Actually, BO liked the cooked greens. You should try cooking them sometime.

Mom said...

Beet sales would skyrocket if they'd just market it as "Two veggies for the price of one."

A little while ago I was looking for a berry recipe when I came upon one for Quinoa Soup with Beets and Beet Greens; how's that for a weird coincidence? I love quinoa (high in protein and low in fat) and might make this before I move on to the Beets with Crumbled Feta (thanks for that suggestion).

KK said...

I will have to try the greens too. I heard the same thing the next day after we went shopping.
KK