I’ve been eating beet greens since I bought beets last Saturday at the local market; the greens sure go a long way! lol. I oven roasted the beets and made warm beet salads for a couple of days…that was so tasty!
Growing up I only ever ate beets from a jar so I was used to the taste of vinegar used to preserve them. To my delight, roasted beets are delicious as is and I plan to buy more today! Not to knock the jarred beets…I plan to can beets too. Oh and beware…if you haven’t tried beets before or not in any great quantity, be prepared for your, ummm…eliminations to be purplish! hahaha. This really had me concerned for a minute last week. lol TMI? Well, some people would be scared of purple pee! (and poo) ok, ok I will stop…just didn’t want you all to run to the doctors office!
Feel like a recipe now?
First off, I roasted the beets, skins on, in tin foil at 400 degrees for about 50 – 60 minutes. Once they are fully cooked, allow them to cool enough to handle then peel the skins off. Please wear rubber gloves as the beet juice will stain your hands for days. Trust me on this one!
The skins literally slip off and you are left with these beauties. I had to stop myself from eating them they were that good. After all, I had a beet salad to make lol ;)
Next, saute minced garlic in olive oil, add the beet greens and saute until the greens are wilted. I tossed in some crushed pistachios too.
Arrange cooked beet greens on a plate and top with warm roasted beets. Delicious!
I really do love beets but I didn’t realize that the greens were so tasty too.
As an aside, I read a tweet from Runner’s World today that referred to a study that states - athletes who eat roasted beets “tended to speed up during the last 1.1 miles of the workout after eating beets”. I’ve been eating beets and beet greens all week…call it a coincidence but I PR’d my 5K last week then PR’d again yesterday! You just can’t ‘BEET’ that…I had to say it! lol
how do you like your beets?
let me know if you try this recipe.
in food and health