Sauteed Beet Greens with Garlic and Feta Cheese

Sautéed Beet Greens With Garlic and Feta Cheese

Sautéed Beet Greens With Garlic and Feta Cheese

 

I planted a garden about four months ago, the first thing to sprout from my garden were these lovely beet greens stalks. They were so beautiful and perfectly green that I found myself fighting the urge to pick them too soon.   For the longest time I had no idea that I could actually eat the tops of the beets, which means many, many, beet greens have been thrown in the trash by me without a thought. When it finally hit me that these beautiful greens were actually edible and that I could cook and eat them, I wondered why it had taken me so long to do so!  My husband is not a fan of beets at all. However, he is an ultra fan of the stalks on this vegetable.  I can’t blame him, the greens produced from the beets are delicious and tender, and when cooked, they are reminiscent of tender spinach.

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Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Total time: 15 minutes

 

Ingredients:

5 cups of beet greens chopped

2 large garlic clove (sliced thinly)

1 teaspoon of balsamic vinegar

1/4 cup of crumbled feta cheese

2 tablespoons of olive oil

sea salt to taste

Directions:  Add the oil and garlic to a saute pan over medium heat.  Cook until you smell the garlic, about 20 seconds.

 

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Add in the beet green and saute until they begin to wilt.

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Add in the balsamic, and cook for another 3-4 minutes.  Transfer the greens to a bowl, top with feta cheese, and enjoy!

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